Ailyn Pérez Soprano

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Biography

American soprano Ailyn Pérez is the winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award and the 2006 Operalia Competition (2nd place). Other accolades include the Beverly Sills Artist Award (2016) and the 2017 Sphinx Medal of Excellence.

Her role repertoire includes Violetta Valery (La Traviata) at Opernhaus Zürich, the Hamburg Staatsoper, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where she also performed the title-role in Manon and made her debut as Liù in Turandot.

Other roles include Mimì (La bohème), the title-role in Thaïs, the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Blanche de La Force (Dialogues des carmélites), Alice Ford (Falstaff) at Metropolitan Opera New York, Adina (L’elisir d’amore) in Munich, Berlin, Vienna, and Washington, the Countess and Desdemona (Otello) in Houston, Alice Ford in Glyndebourne, Marguerite (Faust) in Hamburg, Chicago and Santa Fe, Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra) at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Zurich Opernhaus, Mimi at the Bolshoi in Moscow.

More recently, she made her role debut as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in Houston and as Elvira (Ernani) at Teatro alla Scala, she performed Micaëla (Carmen) in London, the title-role in Manon in Vienna, Magda (La Rondine) in Naples and Florence, Violetta Valery in Naples, Munich and Verona the title-role in Tosca in San Francisco, Adina in Chicago, Alice Ford in Florence and Budapest, Mimi in Munich, London and Berlin, Elisabetta di Valois (Don Carlos) in Naples.

In concert, Ailyn Pérez has performed with many conductors, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gustavo Dudamel and Edward Gardner.

At the Paris Opera: La Traviata (Violetta Valery), 2018 ; The Tales of Hoffmann (Antonia), 2020 ; Manon (title-role), 2022

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