“Although the Countess by tradition gets the fourth position at curtain call (preceding the curtain calls for the Count, Susanna and Figaro), her two big arias Porgi amor and Dove sono when sung by a great artist will often be show-stealing experiences. So it was with the performance of Illinois soprano Ailyn Pérez, whose exquisitely sung, introspective Dove sono received the audience’s most enthusiastic mid-performance ovation.

Luxuriously costumed, Pérez was mesmerizing performing one Mozart’s greatest roles, as the disheartened wife of her chronic womanizer husband.”

William H. Burnett – Opera Warhorses