A voice that can reach to the stars

The Washington Post

Born in in the small town of Piet Retief, South African soprano Pretty Yende has risen to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed. Yende’s debut album celebrates the milestones of her sublime musical journey; starting at the age of 16, when she first got into touch with Opera by hearing Delibes’ Flower Duet on a television advertisement to her debut at La Scala and her international breakthrough at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

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Role debut in Offenbach’s ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

Pretty Yende launches into the New Year with her highly anticipated role debuts as Olimpia, Antonia, Giulietta, and Stella in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. Employing a richly suggestive visual language, director Johannes Erath examines the fate of a man who longingly stretches out his hand for love, but who pulls back when it threatens to become real. Marc Minkowski conducts. On January 20, 23, 25, 28, {…}

PBS to Broadcast Pretty Yende’s ‘Met Stars Live in Concert New Year’s Eve Gala’

Recorded in December of 2020, the Met rings in the new year with a gala performance featuring Met stars Pretty Yende, Angel Blue, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani. Performing from the Parktheater in Kurhaus Göggingen, in Augsburg, Germany, the program features arias, duets and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs. Premieres Friday, December 31 on PBS (check local listings).

Teatro la Fenice’s “New Year’s Concert 2022”

On December 30, 31, and January 1, Pretty Yende stars alongside tenor Brian Jagde in Teatro la Fenice’s “New Year’s Concert 2022”. Maestro Fabio Luisi will conduct the celebratory event, with the first part of the program featuring Dvořák’s unforgettable Symphony No. 9 From the New World. The second half of the program is dedicated to beloved arias and duets by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Ponchielli, Offenbach, and Gounod, {…}

Upcoming Performances:

JAN 20, 23, 25, 28 & 31, 2022

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía


FEB 10, 2022


Grand Théâtre de Genève


MAR 3, 2022

Concert with Nadine Sierra

Wiener Konzerthaus


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