Born in Chicago. Graduated of the Academy of Vocal Arts and Indiana University. Her “inner radiance combined with vocal luster” has made her one of the most promising and exciting young artists today.
Ms. Pérez sang Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles with the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile in 2009, followed by her debut at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin as Violetta in La Traviata to begin the 2009-2010 season. Engagements in the 09/10 season included Violetta in La Traviata at Hamburg Staatsoper, Pamina in Die Zauberflote with the Deutsche Staatsoper, where she returned to sing Amelia alongside Placido Domingo in Simon Boccanegra conducted by Daniel Barenboim, her debut at La Scala Milan with the same production of Simon Boccanegra, her Wiener Staatsoper debut as Violetta in La Traviata, Mimi in La Boheme for Cincinnati Opera, The Countess at the Ravinia Festival, and gala performances with Placido Domingo in Baku, Azerbaijan and with Jose Carreres in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Engagements in the 10/11 season included Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Dallas Opera, Juliette in Romeo et Juliette for Opera Company of Philadelphia, the title role in Manon for Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra at Teatro alla Scala Milan, and Marguerite in Faust for San Diego Opera and Sante Fe Opera.
In the 11/12 season and further ahead Ailyn performs Marguerite in Faust for Hamburg Staatsoper, Adina in L’elisir d’amore at the Wiener Staatsoper, Alice Ford in Falstaff at the Glyndebourne Festival, Liu in Turandot and Violetta in La Traviata for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Desdemona in Otello and the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro for Houston Grand Opera, Norina in Don Pasquale at the Liceu Barcelona, Mimi for Zurich Opera and Los Angeles Opera, Violetta for San Francisco Opera, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin at the Dallas Opera, and her debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York.
In 2012 she made her Bolshoi Theatre debut, performing the role of Mimi (La Boheme).
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