Ailyn Pérez
United States



Ailyn Pérez performs the role of Leonora in Il trovatore during HGO's 2024-25 season. She has been seen at HGO as Madame Butterfly in Madame Butterfly (2024), Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (2019), Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (2016), and Desdemona in Otello (2014). Other notable engagements of the 2023-24 season include Cio-Cio-San at Teatro di San Carlo (role debut) and Teatro Real de Madrid; her role debuts as Florencia Grimaldi in Florencia en el Amazonas and Micaëla in Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera; her debut with Washington Concert Opera as Magda in La Rondine; and the title role in Tosca at Hamburg State Opera. Career highlights include Violetta (La traviata) at the Zürich Opera House, the Hamburg State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, and the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden. She also appeared at Covent Garden as the title role in Manon, Mimì in La bohème, and her role debut as Liù (Turandot). Other highlights include Thaïs, Blanche (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Mimì and Musetta (La bohème), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), and Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) at The Metropolitan Opera; Adina (The Elixir of Love) for the Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, and Washington National Opera; Violetta and the title role of Manon on a tour of Japan with the Royal Opera House; and Tatyana Bakst in the world premiere of Jake Heggie's Great Scott (featured on an acclaimed Erato recording release) and Manon for The Dallas Opera. She won the 2012 Richard Tucker Award, becoming the first Hispanic recipient in the award's 35-year history, as well as the 15th annual Plácido Domingo Award.


Desdemona: OTELLO 2014-15 

Countess Almaviva: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO 2015-16

Donna Anna: DON GIOVANNI 2018-19

Cio-Cio-San: MADAME BUTTERFLY 2023-24