Ailyn Pérez returns to The Metropolitan Opera stage this season, as Mimì in the timeless Franco Zeffirelli production of Puccini’s La bohème. Performances take place September 28 and October 1, 6, 10 & 14 – please note Ms. Pérez reprises her portrayal at The Met later in the season, on January 6, 11 & 14. Dmytro Popov sings Rodolfo, with Susanna Phillips as Musetta, David Bizic as Marcello, and Maestro Carlo Rizzi leading from the pit. Listen to the opening night broadcast via Sirius XM radio on September 28 at 7:25pm ET, via the following link:

Ms. Pérez has previously performed the role of Mimì to great critical acclaim:

“Her evenly produced, well-focused voice projects effortlessly. Pérez spun long lines of soft melody as she introduces herself to the poet Rodolfo in Sì, mi chiamano Mimì and when she says she will leave him in Donde lieta uscì, the soprano rose to a passage of soaring lyricism as she tells her lover to keep her pink bonnet as a memory of their love. Throughout the evening, she never disappointed, wringing all the emotion from the moments of grand passion, from her desire for winter to last forever so they would never leave each other to her feverish dying expressions of love for Rodolfo.”

David Fleshler – South Florida Classical Review

Photos by Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera