Ailyn Pérez graces the Metropolitan Opera once again, taking on the role of Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen on April 25, 29, May 3, 9, 13, 18, 22 & 25. Having debuted in this role at the house in 2015, she returns to shine in this essential new production of one of opera’s most enduringly poignant works. Renowned English director Carrie Cracknell makes her Met debut, breathing new life into the classic tale by setting it in modern times and delving into themes that resonate deeply today: issues like gendered violence, exploitative labor structures, and the yearning to transcend societal constraints.

Sharing the stage with Ms. Pérez are a stellar cast of world-class singers, including Clémentine Margaine as Carmen, Michael Fabiano as Don José, Ryan Speedo Green as Escamillo, and Diego Matheuz, making his company debut on the podium. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a free live audio stream of the performance on April 29 via the Met Opera’s website.

Photo: Chris Singer