Friday, August 11, 2023
Master Class with Soprano Ailyn Pérez
Ravinia Steans Music Institute
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.
Views of the Stage
Bennett Gordon Hall is an indoor venue. The stage is not visible from any location on the Lawn, nor is audio from the performance broadcast to the Lawn.
Ravinia is becoming a cashless venue and encourages all guests to bring credit/debit cards or other cashless forms of payment. Cash will not be accepted at The Festival Shop, Wintrust Chair & Table Rental, Dining Pavilion restaurants, and concessions and bars.
Dining/Concessions at Ravinia Festival®
All Ravinia Festival restaurants and concessions are closed.
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.
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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