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Ailyn Pérez

Soprano

Biography

Ailyn Pérez in action.
Ailyn Pérez in La traviata, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2011

American soprano Ailyn Pérez made her Royal Opera debut on the Company’s 2011 Japan tour as Violetta Valéry (La traviata). She has since returned to sing Violetta, Liù (Turandot) and the title role in Manon and in the 2018/19 Season sings Micaëla (Carmen) for The Royal Opera.

Pérez was born in Chicago to Mexican-American parents and studied at Indiana University, on San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program and at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. She has sung for opera companies including La Scala, Milan, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Liceu, Barcelona, Zürich Opera and Ópera di Oviedo. Her roles include Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Norina (Don Pasquale), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Elvira (Ernani), Gilda (Rigoletto), Violetta, Desdemona (Otello), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Marguerite (Faust), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Thaïs, Musetta and Mimì (La bohème) and Tatyana Bakst (Heggie’s Great Scott).

Pérez appears regularly in concert and recital, including at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and London’s Wigmore Hall, and has hosted broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Her many awards include the Richard Tucker Award (2012). Her recordings include an album of French song, Poème d’un jour.

Videos

News and features

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014
BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

Recommended recordings: June 2013

19 June 2013
Recommended recordings: June 2013

June sees new releases from Aleksandra Kurzak and Piotr Beczala as well as a trio of Rosenblatt Recital recordings.

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