Thursday, April 12, 2012
Ailyn Pérez wins the Richard Tucker Prize
Soprano Ailyn Pérez, last summer's rollerskating Marguerite in the Santa Fe Opera's Faust, has been named the winner of this year's Richard Tucker Prize. Her husband, tenor Stephen Costello, won in 2009. Was it a psychic coincidence that I included both of them in my "New Candidates for Sexiest" list last October?
Of my three Marguerites last year, Ailyn, Patricia Racette and Marina Poplavskaya, I most enjoyed Ailyn's performance.
Here is a longer article about the award.