“Soprano Ailyn Pérez, in voice and bearing, was the very embodiment of it in the title role.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Pérez offered a meltingly beautiful account of her Act 2 showpiece aria of grief “Vissi d’arte,” which she unfurls before securing Scarpia’s written guarantee of safe passage out of Rome for her and Cavaradossi.”

San Francisco Examiner

“Ailyn Peréz, who previously sang Violetta here in Verdi’s La Traviata in both 2009 and 2014, was a sweet-voiced Floria Tosca, alternating her singing from melting expressions of love for Cavaradossi to violent outbursts of jealousy when she erroneously suspects him of consorting with the Marquesa Attavanti. Peréz’s rendition of Act II’s “Vissi d’arte” received sustained applause from the appreciative audience”

The Berkeley Daily Planet

“Illinois soprano Ailyn Pérez, in her fifth performance of her role debut in Tosca, triumphed in one of the supreme roles of Italian verismo opera. Pérez’ showed mastery of the role’s requisites – lyrical beauty for Tosca’s introspective second act aria Vissi d’arte and for her passionate exchanges with Tosca’s lover, Mario Cavaradossi.”

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