Ailyn Pérez

Soprano

Hailed by the New York Times as "a beautiful woman who commands the stage" and "a major soprano," Ailyn Pérez is in demand at the world's leading opera houses and cultural capitals. She has won both the 2012 Richard Tucker Award, thereby becoming the first Hispanic recipient in the award's 35-year history. As Opera News observes, "The phrase 'an embarrassment of riches' might have been invented to describe the combination of talents that belong to Ailyn Pérez, ... who truly seems to have it all."

Career highlights include Violetta La traviata for Opernhaus Zürich, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera, Teatro all Scala Milan, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where she was hailed as "an ideal Violetta" (Observer, UK). Pérez then went on to appear at Covent Garden in the same season, as the title role in Massenet's Manon, and for her role debut as Liù Turandot.

In recent seasons Ailyn has sung opposite José Carreras and Andrea Bocelli in gala concerts at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and has made guest appearances at several gala concerts for the Metropolitan Opera. Ailyn has also appeared in recital at London's Rosenblatt Recitals, at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, and for Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Her debut album, Poème d'un jour (a program of French and Italian songs on the Opus Arte label) was released to rave reviews; with the UK's Independent newspaper awarding it five stars, while International Record Review confessed, "Every so often, a singer comes along who completely bowls you over."

 

Last updated: September 13, 2020
Photo: Catherine Pisaroni

For the Love of Lyric

For the Love of Lyric

For the love of music. For the love of opera. For the Love of Lyric.

Join us in celebrating the art we love with a special virtual concert featuring internationally renowned soprano Renée Fleming, Broadway sensation Heather Headley, Ailyn Pérez, Soloman Howard, J'Nai Bridges, Julia Bullock, members of The Patrick G. and Shirley Ryan Opera Center, and members of the Chicago Children's Choir, with music direction by Doug Peck.

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