On August 15, Ailyn Pérez will make her debut with a solo performance at the Ravinia Festival. In the midst of her milestone mark season, including role debuts as Rusalka, Madama Butterfly, and Florencia en el Amazonas, she partners with Steans Music Institute Singers Program Director Kevin Murphy on piano.

This homecoming concert features a special program of songs by Fauré, Manuel de Falla, Fernando Obradors, and Granados, among others. In addition to her solo concert, Ms. Pérez will lead a masterclass with singers from the Ravinia Steans Music Institute on August 11 at 2pm in Bennett Gordon Hall.

Gabriel Fauré: Poème d’un jour
Reynaldo Hahn: Five songs
À Chloris (from 20 Mélodies, Book II)
Le Rossignol des lilas (from 20 Mélodies, Book II)
L’Énamourée (from 20 Mélodies, Book I)
L’Heure exquise (from 7 Chansons grises)
Le Printemps (from 12 Rondels)
Manuel de Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas
Fernando Obradors: Selections from Canciones clásicas españolas
La mi sola, Laureola
Al Amor
¿Corazón, porqué pasáis
Con amores, la mi madre
Del cabello más sutil
Chiquitita la novia
Enrique Granados: “La maja y el Ruiseñor” from Goyescas (scene 3)
Songs of Mexico and Brazil:
Manuel Ponce: Estrellita
Ernani Braga: Abôio
Tomás Méndez: Cucurrúcucú Paloma
Maria Grever: Te quiero, dijiste
Maria Grever: Júrame

Photo: Chris Singer