Ailyn Pérez


The American soprano, who has also appeared at TDO as Massenet’s Manon, is in demand at the world’s leading opera houses and cultural capitals. She won the 2012 Richard Tucker Award, becoming the first Hispanic recipient in the award’s history. Notable engagements of the current season include her role debut as Magda/La rondine (Florence, reprised in concert in Naples).

Pérez is also starring in a new Falstaff at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. Career highlights include Violettaat La Scala, Covent Garden (where she returned as Manon and Liù). Other highlights include Thaïs, Mimì, Musetta, and Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera; Adina in Munich, Berlin, Vienna, and Washington; Nedda/Pagliacci in Amsterdam; Antonia/Les contes d’Hoffmann in Paris; Desdemona in Houston; Mimì at the Bolshoi; and Alice Ford/Falstaff at Glyndebourne. She has performed Verdi’s Requiem with Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain, Mozart’s Requiem with Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Essen Philharmoniker. She can be heard on CD in her debut album, Poème d’un jour, and in a new digital album, Mi Corazón.

Roles at Lyric: Adina/The Elixir of Love (2021/22); Marguerite/Faust (2017/18); Violetta/La traviata (Act Two, in “Celebrating Plácido concert, 2016/17).


Last updated: May 19, 2021