Friday, August 11, 2023

Master Class with Soprano Ailyn Pérez

Ravinia Steans Music Institute

Genre: Classical RSMI
Gates Open:
1:00 PM
Concert Starts:
2:00 PM


Free General Admission with Advance Ticket

Please reserve tickets to this event before arriving at the venue. Free admission will still be offered at the door, pending availability.

No Lawn tickets are offered for this event.

Livestreamed on YouTube

This presentation by RSMI is free to experience in person at Bennett Gordon Hall or on Ravinia’s YouTube channel wherever you are. View this season’s and past livestreams.

When Do Tickets Go On Sale?

Public ticket sales open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, exclusively here at Donors to the not-for-profit Ravinia Festival receive online access to tickets as early as March 22 or during late April.

About the Artist

The Program for Singers offers a unique setting for 15 classical singers to delve deeply into the vast repertoire of art song for three weeks. Fellows are paired with staff collaborative pianists to work with a faculty of distinguished musicians, pedagogues, and scholars on varied aspects of vocal performance, including style, technique, language, diction, dramaturgy, performance, and career preparation.

In addition to several afternoon and evening concerts presented during the summer, the musicians participate in a series of public master classes, where the faculty or a Ravinia guest artist provide in-the-moment insights on the fellows’ performances of excerpts from their repertoire, guiding both the growth of their interpretations and sharing the experience with all in attendance.

This master class is led by soprano Ailyn Pérez, who has starred at Ravinia in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Magic Flute and returns in the midst of making her title role debut in Dvořák’s Rusalka with Santa Fe Opera. In the fall, she is scheduled to make title role debuts in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Teatro di San Carlo) and Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas (Metropolitan Opera), having recently sung her first Puccini Tosca with San Francisco Opera, where she had trained in the Merola Opera Program. Among her many international accolades as a singer “who truly seems to have it all” (Opera News), Pérez was the first Latine recipient of the Richard Tucker Award, named its winner in 2012.


RSMI Program for Singers
Ailyn Pérez, soprano

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