Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez – Love Duets

The chemistry is palpable in husband-and-wife opera stars' first album. John Suchet's Album of the Week, 28 April 2014.

Award-winning opera singers Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez – named 'America’s fastest-rising husband-and-wife opera stars' – collaborate on their first album together: romantic love duets by Verdi, Puccini, Bernstein and others, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Patrick Summers.

The couple met at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, where an onstage romance in Puccini’s La Boheme kindled the flames of a real-life passion.

The singing is impressive throughout and the real-life chemistry between the two is audible, which gives these romantic classics added poignancy.

Discover Music

Beethoven String Quartet manuscript Classical Music News

From the most expensive manuscripts to the greatest artist interviews, find out the latest music news first here.

What's on from 6am-8pm

From More Music Breakfast at 6am through to Classic FM Drive at 5pm, we play a mix of feel-good classics and upbeat favourites providing the perfect soundtrack to your day.

Now Playing on Classic FM