“The mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, the tenor Matthew Polenzani and the bass-baritone Eric Owens were fine soloists. And then there was the soprano Ailyn Pérez. She relished the text, treating it as urgent revelation; her voice vibrated with passion while being utterly controlled. Simultaneously larger than life and deeply human, she captured what opera can be, bringing us all back to the art form we adore.”

New York Times – Best Classical Music of 2021

“The soloists were excellent. Pérez sang beautifully, with radiant sound — sometimes seeming angelic, sometimes fiery.”

New York Times

“Perez and Polenzani sang ethereally”

The Chronicle Journal