Poème d’un jour, the hotly anticipated debut album from Richard Tucker Award-winning soprano Ailyn Pérez, was released today in the United States. Critics in the US have already lauded the album, including the New Jersey Star Tribune’s praise for Pérez’s ability to “bring something extraordinary to [roles including Violetta in La Traviata and Mimí in La Bohéme] and achieve recognition that goes far beyond the typical opera sphere.” The review went on to note that “Pérez displays a powerful, distinctive tone that is both deep and rosy. She can evoke the feeling of breathless spontaneity and then slip easily, magically up to a soft, exquisitely controlled high note. Two arias from Massenet’s Manon show a role to which she is well-suited. The lushness of her voice fits romantic songs by Reynaldo Hahn and the title set by Gabriel Fauré, which she sings sensitively. She also brings character, agility and rich colorings to songs by Joaquin Turina, Fernando Obradors and Manuel de Falla.”

The album can be found on Amazon and iTunes, as well as in record stores nationwide.