Barely had they broken on Women’s Wear Daily as the new power couple of the opera stage than soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Stephen Costello are getting divorced (our social affairs correspondent reports).
Rumours had been floating for a while. Pérez is currently singing Micaela in the Met’s Carmen. On February 9, she told Latin Post: ‘I’m about to start a new page. A different life but I don’t know what it looks like. This one has been intense, I don’t know how I am going to lighten it up but maybe I’ll hang out with friends more, meeting new people, getting a hobby.’
The following day Costello announced on his web page: It is with great sadness that I share the news that my wife Ailyn Pérez and I have separated, with the intention of divorcing. I am very grateful for all of the love we’ve received over the years from our friends, family, colleagues and fans, and hope you will continue to show your support for us by respecting our privacy at this difficult time.’
Their debut album, Love Duets, was released ten months ago. Sad.