The Chicago-born soprano Ailyn Pérez continues to gain momentum as one of America’s fastest-rising talents as she heads into a 2012-13 season packed with many of opera’s best-loved heroines: Puccini’s Mimì, Mozart’s Countess, Verdi’s Violetta and Donizetti’s Adina. Several of these are becoming signature roles, including La traviata’s high-flying Violetta, which she will perform in Johannes Erath’s new production at the Hamburg State Opera in February and March. Also at the Hamburg State Opera this fall, Pérez will sing Mozart’s Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. Other highlights for Pérez in the coming season are her Bolshoi Theater debut this month as Mimì in La bohème, a role she also brings to Florida Grand Opera in November; Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the Vienna State Opera in March; a New Year’s Eve gala concert in Toronto; and her Avery Fisher Hall debut in November, when she will be honored as this year’s Richard Tucker Award winner.