“Go and see her. A huge star in the making is amongst us,” raved critics after Ailyn Pérez’s recital at London’s historic St. John’s Smith Square last March. Now a new recording recreates the Richard Tucker Award winner’s memorable performance on her debut album. Pérez’s upcoming debut album, titled Poème d’un jour, comprises a mix of studio recordings made at Abbey Road and live recordings from her March 7, 2012 performance – the soprano’s third in London’s prestigious Rosenblatt Recitals series. In a program featuring Spanish and French art song together with arias from Massenet’s Manon, her performance came, according to one reviewer, “as close to my idea of perfection as possible.” Also featuring vocal specialist Iain Burnside on piano, the resulting Opus Arte CD goes on sale internationally on April 23 and in the U.S. on May 28.

Poème d’un jour
With Iain Burnside, piano
Opus Arte
Release date: April 23 (UK); May 28 (U.S.)

“À Chloris”
“L’heure exquise”
“Si mes vers avaient des ailes”
“Le rossignol des lilas”

Obradors: from Canciones Clásicas Españolas
“La mia sola, Laureola”
“Al Amor”
“Corazón, porqué pasáis?”
“El majo celoso”
“Con amores, la mia madre”
“Del cabello más sutil”
“Chiquitita la novia”

“Je suis tout étourdie” from Manon
“Adieu, notre petite table” from Manon

Turina: Poema en forma de canciones
“Nunca olvida”
“Los dos miedos”
“Las locas por amor”

Fauré: Poème d’un jour

De Falla: Siete canciones populares espanolas
“El paño moruno”
“Seguidilla Murciana”