“Ailyn Pérez was a charming Juliette who made the audience believe she was a teenager whose father did not yet allow her a glass of champagne. Pérez’s soprano has grown considerably since 2010, when I first heard her Juliette in San Diego. Now she has a lyrical opulence that blankets the audience with its beauty. She still displays serious coloratura in her Waltz Song, but at this time her Poison Aria is a dramatic gem as well. Together she and Guerrero were ardent lovers who desired to be together no matter what the consequences. I found myself rooting for them despite my knowledge of the opera’s tragic conclusion.”

Maria Nockin – Bachtrack