“The much-touted Ailyn Perez, previously heard at the Met as Musetta and Micaela in Carmen, has graduated to Mimi, and it isn’t too far wide of the mark to say that she is the loveliest Mimi since Mirella Freni. A pretty woman who moves naturally and is comfortable on stage, Perez has a lyric soprano that blooms as it rises, and she can spin a beautiful legato phrase with an admirable pianissimo. She sings one of the most touching third acts of this opera I have heard.”

Robert Levine – Classics Today