Ailyn Pérez, soprano

Winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award, soprano Ailyn Pérez has been praised for her dazzling vocalism and her alluring and committed stage presence, making her one of the most engaging and exciting artists before the public today. Her 2012-13 season saw her house debut at the Bolshoi in Moscow, performing Mimi in La bohème, and also included two runs at Hamburg’s Staatsoper, first as the Countess in Mozart’s le Nozze di Figaro and then in the title role of a new production of Verdi’s timeless classic La Traviata. Other notable engagements have included: Amelia in Simon Boccanegra (Opernhaus Zurich); Violetta in La traviata (San Francisco and Florida Grand Operas); Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Opera Company of Philadelphia); Juliette (Salzburger Festspiele); Marzelline in Fidelio (Philadelphia); the Four Heroines in The Tales of Hoffmann (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis); the Contessa (Salzburger Festspiele on tour in Japan); and Adina in L’elisir d’amore (Michigan Opera Theater). In concert Ms. Pérez has performed Schubert’s Mass No. 5 with the Netherlands Radio Symphony and concert tours with Plácido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli. Ailyn Pérez is a graduate of The Academy of Vocal Arts Philadelphia and Indiana University. She is a recipient of the George London Foundation’s Leonie Rysanek Award, a 2007 winner of a Shoshana Foundation Career Grant, placed second in the 2006 Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition, and was previously lauded by the Loren L. Zachary Foundation, Opera Index and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation.