Ailyn Pérez © Dario Acosta

Ailyn Pérez


Hailed by the New York Times as “a beautiful woman who commands the stage” and “a major soprano,” Ailyn Pérez is in high demand at the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls.

Recent highlights include Alice Ford Falstaff, Mimì La bohème, the title role Thaïs, Countess Le nozze di Figaro and Juliette Roméo et Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera; Violetta La traviata, Elvira Ernani and Mimì at Teatro alla Scala Milan; Liù Turandot, Micaëla Carmen and Violetta at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and further appearances as Violetta at the Bayerische Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera and Hamburgische Staatsoper.

Notable engagements of the 2019/20 season include role debuts as Antonia Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Opéra de Paris, the title role Rusalka at the Sante Fe Opera and Nedda in a new production of Pagliacci at Dutch National Opera. She returned to the Wiener Staatsoper as the title role Manon, to the Palau de les Arts Valencia as Marguerite Faust, and to the Metropolitan Opera for both Mimì and Amelia Grimaldi Simon Boccanegra. In recital, she appeared at the San Diego Opera and with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

Ailyn’s album-recital debut ‘Poème d’un jour’, a program of French and Italian songs on the Opus Arte label, was released to rave reviews. The UK’s Independent newspaper awarded it a full five stars, while International Record Review confessed: “Every so often, a singer comes along who completely bowls you over.”

Updated on 12 january 2021

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