Ailyn Pérez, the receiver of the Richard Tucker Award (2012) and Plácido Domingo Award (2012), graduated from Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts and Indiana University. Among her most successful roles to this day is that of Violetta (La Traviata) sung at Opernhaus in Zürich, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scalla and at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, where she later returned to sing Massenet’s Manon and Liù in Puccini’s Turandot. She has also appeared at the MET in New York, in Chicago and Santa Fe, as well as at the renowned Glyndebourne opera festival (Falstaff).
As a sought-after concert singer, she collaborated with Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (Verdi’s Requiem) and the famous Accademia Santa Cecilia Orchestra led by Antonio Pappano, gaining particular attention for her performance in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem. This season she will have her debut as Antonia (The Tales of Hoffman) at the Opéra de Paris, portray the title role in Dvořák’s Rusalka in Santa Fe Opera, and Nedda in a new production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at the Dutch National Opera. The Vienna State Opera will hear her again (Manon) as will the MET, where she will sing Mimi (La bohème) and Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra).