Biography - Ailyn Perez

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Hailed by the New York Times as “a beautiful woman who commands the stage” and “a major soprano,” Ailyn Pérez is increasingly in demand at leading international venues. Recent honours include The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016 Beverly Sills Award, the 15th annual Plácido Domingo Award, and the 2012 Richard Tucker Award (thereby becoming the only Hispanic recipient in the award’s 35-year history).

Ms. Pérez’ 2016-17 season includes return engagements at The Met (Mimì / La bohème), Staatsoper Berlin (Violetta / La Traviata), and at the Teatro alla Scala as Violetta and Mimì. She also debuts as Giulietta (I Capuleti e I Montecchi) at Opera di Oviedo, and presents recitals for the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, Malta’s Three Palaces Festival, and Wolf Trap Foundation USA.
Ailyn Pérez is a graduate of Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts and Indiana University. Her numerous accolades include the George London Foundation’s Leonie Rysanek Award, Shoshana Foundation Career Grant (2007), 2nd place in the 2006 Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition, and honors from the Loren L. Zachary Foundation, Opera Index, and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation. She is a proud Advisory Board member for Time In, an acclaimed arts education and outreach initiative based in New York City.


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