Ailyn Pérez graces the cover of the August issue of Opera News as part of the magazine’s celebration of the “next wave” of opera alongside conductor Michael Christie, mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni. Describing her, F. Paul Driscoll writes, “The phrase ‘an embarrassment of riches’ might have been invented to describe the combination of talents that belong to Ailyn Pérez, the Chicago-born lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all. A lovely voice with a timbre like nobody else’s? Check. Musical imagination? Check… Add to all these virtues an impressive appetite for hard work, a sharp sense of humor and a rare capacity for kindness, and you have something of the measure of Pérez.” The August issue of Opera News is currently available to subscribers and to purchase at the Met Opera Shop.