“One could hardly wish for a finer ensemble of singing actors than these Bohemians, led by . . . the consumptive seamstress Mimi, a radiant Ailyn Pérez. It was impressive to see how beautifully they could sing . . . Pérez displayed Mimi’s vulnerability, and the luster of her voice and depth of expression were assets from her first “Mi chiamano Mimi” (They call me Mimi). In the end, as she lay dying in an easy chair, her pure-toned recollection of their first meeting was heartbreaking.”
– The Cincinnati Enquirer, July 2010 [Cincinnati Opera]