“I am happy to report that soprano Ailyn Pérez’ role debut as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at the Met was a joy. Not only was she vocally thrilling in all registers throughout Tchaikovsky’s score, but she was able to render the character’s emotional arcs in exquisite detail. The Letter Scene, with its adolescent emotional switchbacks, was a highlight, as was the final parting scene, whose range between anguished pianissimo and resolved fortissimo was striking. But even in the second act party scene, where Tatyana is limited to a few asides, every time Pérez sang we heard a character with a fully musically realized inner life.”

Bachtrack

“[Pérez’s] Tatiana was utterly credible and endearing in the earlier two acts… the Letter Scene — appealingly acted and beautifully vocalized by Pérez…”

Classical Voice America