Soprano (United States)
HGO Appearances: Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro. Previously: Desdemona in Otello (2014).
About the Artist:
Ailyn Pérez made her HGO debut as Desdemona in the 2014–15 season-opening production of Otello. She has won both the 2012 Richard Tucker Award (the only Hispanic recipient in the award’s 35-year history) and the 15th annual Plácido Domingo Award. A few career highlights include Violetta in La traviata for Hamburg State Opera (new production); Ópera de Oviedo; Bavarian State Opera; San Francisco Opera; and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; and further Royal Opera performances as the title role in Manon and her role debut as Liù in Turandot. Recent engagements include her Metropolitan Opera debut as Micaela in Carmen, Mimì in La bohème in Hamburg, Violetta in La traviata in Zurich, Adina in The Elixir of Love in Munich, a return to La Scala to sing Mimì in performances of La bohème conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and creating the role of Tatyana Bakst in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s Great Scott at The Dallas Opera conducted by Patrick Summers earlier this season. This season’s engagements also include a concert tour of Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” and the Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin with New Century Chamber Orchestra, Adina in The Elixir of Love for Deutsche Oper Berlin, a return to Dallas as the title role in Manon and to the Metropolitan Opera as Musetta in La bohème, and a recital for Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Further ahead, she will appear as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Violetta, and other roles with such companies as the Met, Ópera de Oviedo, Zurich Opera, and Berlin State Opera.