Tag Archives: Ailyn Perez

Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello at the Eisemann

by Suzanne Calvin

One of opera’s most talented and treasured duos returns to DFW in a Dallas Opera recital at the Eisemann Center. Read on! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLED TO PRESENT AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO ~~~~ PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell: Ailyn Perez 2012 Richard Tucker Winner

by Megan Meister

    I just had a very excited Ailyn Perez on the telephone informing me that she is this year’s winner of the Richard Tucker Award !  This $30,000 prize is the operatic equivalent of winning the Nobel Prize,  the Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award all rolled into one !   Her husband, Stephen Costello, […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 18

by Megan Meister

Last night was a new production of FAUST, staged by Stephen Lawless, who has directed several productions in Dallas since his US debut with the company in 1991.  It was cleverly updated to the middle of the 19th century (the time of its composition) and    brimming  with interesting ideas about the conflict between good and […]

Costello at the Kennedy Center

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera favorite Stephen Costello will take centerstage at the Kennedy Center tomorrow night with soprano Elizabeth Futral in a joint recital presented by The Vocal Arts Society. Dallas Opera donors and subscribers enjoyed much of it first, as you’ll see when you check out the musical selections for the evening. However, one big difference […]

Married with Class

by Suzanne Calvin

If, after the relaxed yet romantic “Patron Appreciation Recital” given by tenor Stephen Costello and soprano Ailyn Perez on Monday,  November 8th, you can’t get enough of their chemistry — check out not one, not two, but three extensive pieces by local journalist Marilee Vergati that explore multiple aspects of their wedded life, their red-hot careers and their […]

Grace Under Pressure

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s been a favorite story from Cinderella to Busby Berkeley’s Depression-Era cinematic classics: the understudy who goes on at the last minute and comes back a star. Only in this case, Ailyn Perez was the SECOND understudy who went on in the SECOND act - and already a bonafide star. So, let’s just say the dramatic events […]