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Performer: Ailyn Pérez

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ZürichLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Fabio Luisi; David Hermann; Zurich Opera; Christof Hetzer; Ailyn Pérez; Benjamin Bernheim

MilanErnaniNew Production

Ernani
Verdi: Ernani
Ádám Fischer; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Teatro alla Scala; Julian Crouch; Francesco Meli; Ailyn Pérez

ChicagoFaust

Gounod: Faust
Emmanuel Villaume; Kevin Newbury; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Victoria Tzykun; Ailyn Pérez; Ana María Martínez

New York CityRoméo et Juliette

Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
Plácido Domingo; Bartlett Sher; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Yeargan; Catherine Zuber; Ailyn Pérez; Bryan Hymel

BerlinLa traviata

Abdellah Lasri (Alfredo Germont), Nadine Koutcher (Violetta), Dominic Barberi (Barone Douphol) © Bernd Uhlig (2015)
Verdi: La traviata
Massimo Zanetti; Dieter Dorn; Staatsoper Berlin; Domingo Hindoyan; Joanna Piestrzyńska; Moidele Bickel; Elsa Dreisig
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Ailyn Pérez an outstanding Thaïs

David Pittsinger (Polémon, left), Gerard Finley (Athanaël, singing) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
Ailyn Pérez draws every eye and ear to her in an easy-on-the-eye production that doesn't solve some of the work's inherent contradictions.
***11
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Cracked mirror: La traviata at Staatsoper Berlin

Abdellah Lasri (Alfredo Germont) and Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta) © Bernd Uhlig (2015)
A gripping performance of one of opera’s masterpieces in Berlin. 
****1
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An updated Roméo et Juliette at Santa Fe

Ailyn Pérez (Juliette) © Ken Howard
Santa Fe Opera presented Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in Stephen Lawless’ mid 19th-century staging, a co-production with Barcelona's Liceu. Before the overture, General Director Charles MacKay came onstage to announce that Stephen Costello was ill and would be replaced by Joshua Guerrero, a graduate of the Los Angeles Opera Young Artist Program.
****1
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Houston Grand Opera wastes a Figaro

Heidi Stober (Susanna) and Adam Plachetka (Figaro) © Lynn Lane
This production proves that even Mozart’s best-laid plans can be undone.

Great Scott: modern bel canto at Dallas Opera

Joyce DiDonato (Arden Scott) © Karen Almond | Dallas Opera
A new bel canto opera, a pro football team, and the future of American Opera--all in a day's work for Heggie, McNally, DiDonato, and von Stade.
*****
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