“Micaëla was Ailyn Pérez’s debut role at the Met in 2015 and it remains a perfect fit for her. The middle of Pérez’s soprano is rich and molten, which colored every phrase with passion and emotion. Micaëla’s touching aria which she sings as she searches for Don José, was as plaintive as it was lovely.”

New York Classical Review

“…this show was stolen by Ailyn Pérez’s Micaëla, who brought a creamy, luxurious sound to the part. It’s a gift of a role for a singer of Pérez’s calibre and it provided her ample opportunity to show off her ravishing pianissimi as well as a newfound steeliness to her voice, which cut through the orchestra at the climax of her aria.”