“I’m an intense person,” says Ailyn Pérez. The star soprano surrenders to her characters on the opera stage. Sometimes in such a way that the women she performs color her own view of life. The same goes for Nedda in Pagliacci, a role in which she will make her debut at the National Opera in Amsterdam on September 5.”

“Previously, I was constantly concentrating on my voice. I almost have a marriage relationship with my voice, because I love my art form and think I should be careful and respectful with my voice. You have to be wise, because the responsibility rests entirely on your shoulders. At the same time, I am learning to live life more and to take time for other things.”

Read the complete interview with Jordi Kooiman about Ailyn’s career, lifestyle, and upcoming debut as Nedda at the Dutch National Opera via Place de l’Opera.