It has been announced that Ailyn Pérez has joined The Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Artist’s Council, a group of distinguished Met artists from both past and present that serves in an advisory capacity to the Guild board and staff, and, when possible, works actively on its programs. The Guild is responsible for publishing Opera News, fundraising for the Met, and creating some of the country’s most innovative educational programs. In February, following her debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Micaëla in Carmen, Ailyn worked with a group of students in the Guild’s High School immersion program. Richard J. Miller Jr., the President of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, expressed his gratitude for Ailyn giving the students, in his words, “a rich and candid impression of the work and life of a professional singer.” He added, “We look forward to working with her in the years to come.”
Ailyn commented, “I am truly delighted to join the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Artists’ Council. I have great admiration for their public programs and educational initiatives and am looking forward to deepening my involvement in the enriching exchange they foster within the artistic and educational community. Helping and encouraging young artists in any way that I can is very important to me. There have been teachers, artists, patrons, and mentors who have generously shared their support and advice with me over the years. I’m eager to continue in this tradition of offering helpful and encouraging words and sharing time with others.”
You can read the full press release, elaborating on the work the Guild does and Ailyn’s plans for the future here.