Nanami Yoneda and Ailyn Pérez
Opera for Peace

Ailyn Pérez & Brian Jagde Masterclass

This performance is no longer viewable as video-on-demand for rights reasons but other material about the production is still available.
Streamed on Available until Recorded on
Sung in
various languages

Created to promote cultural understanding across continents, Opera for Peace works to develop the next generation of opera professionals to become ambassadors of important values, acting as a positive influence on society and future generations. During a week in April 2023, Opera for Peace brought together a group of diverse young artists from across the globe in Paris to learn from each other and from a selection of their artist Ambassadors, the greatest artists of today. This film features six singers who followed masterclasses with Opera for Peace Ambassadors soprano, Ailyn Pérez and tenor, Brian Jagde.

American soprano Ailyn Pérez has sung on all the major opera stages of the world, and she was the first Hispanic recipient of the Richard Tucker Award. Ailyn has performed the role of Violetta Valéry (La traviata) at Opernhaus Zürich, Staatsoper Hamburg, Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Bayerische Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, and Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. She appeared as Alice Ford in the OperaVision stream of Falstaff from Florence. She will debut in the title roles of Florencia en el Amazonas (Metropolitan Opera) and Madama Butterfly (Teatro di San Carlo) in the 23/24 season. 

Heralded internationally as an artist with ‘a remarkable future’ (Opera World), American tenor Brian Jagde is has a celebrated career on the world’s leading opera stages. In Germany, Brian has had lead roles at Staatsoper Hamburg, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Bayerische Staatsoper. At Wiener Staatsoper and London’s Royal Opera House he has sung several roles, including Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur. In the 23/24 season Brian will return to Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera as Don Alvaro in Verdi’s La forza del destino, followed by his house debut at Teatro alla Scala. 



Ailyn Pérez coaches Nanami Yoneda

Nanami Yoneda follows a masterclass with Opera for Peace Ambassador soprano, Ailyn Pérez. Japanese soprano Nanami Yoneda was awarded the Opera Europa Eva Kleinitz Scholarship, designed to advance the careers of talented young artists.

Read lessRead more


Nanami Yoneda
Matteo Rašić
Marta Pluda
Ihor Mostovoi
Oksana Sliubyk
Raúl Gutiérrez
Soprano and Opera for Peace Ambassador
Ailyn Pérez
Tenor and Opera for Peace Ambassador
Brian Jagde
Pianist and Opera for Peace Artistic & Musical Director
Kamal Khan
Carmen Santoro

Arias from Don Pasquale (Quel guardo il cavaliere), Lucia di Lammermoor (Tombe degli avi miei), La Clemenza di Tito (Parto parto), Le Nozze di Figaro (Se vuol ballare), Louise (Depuis le jour), Tosca (Recondita Armonia).