Thursday, May 27, 2010

Where In The World Are They Now: Ailyn Pérez

After making her acclaimed Company debut with San Diego Opera in Romeo and Juliet, American soprano Ailyn Pérez made her way to Berlin’s Deutsche Staatsoper Unter den Linden for her role debut as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra. She reprised the role at Teatro alla Scala in Milan for performances opposite Plácido Domingo. Ailyn actually shared this role with another San Diego Opera favorite; the soprano Anja Harteros (who incidentally made her role debut of Amelia with us in 2005 and returns next season in another important role debut; the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier).

Ailyn then made an unexpected, and triumphant, debut at the Vienna Staatsoper as Violetta in La traviata. The performances were so successful that she was invited back to sing Adina The Elixir of Love in 2013.

The Salzburg Festival hears her Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni in the summer of 2011 and she takes her Violetta to Covent Garden in 2014.

You loved her Juliette and you don’t need travel to Europe to hear her since Ailyn returns to us in April 2011 to sing Marguerite in Faust.

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