A voice that can reach to the stars

The Washington Post

A modern fairy-tale. 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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Carte Blanche Update: Pretty Yende

Born in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, South African opera star Pretty Yende has taken the international opera world by storm. Receiving standing ovations across the world, we find out what Yende’s been up to since we last spoke to her in 2013. Watch the video of this interview here.

From rural South Africa to Operatic Stardom: Soprano Pretty Yende releases second album “Dreams”

Pretty Yende continues her meteoric rise through the world of opera. Her debut album A Journey received the Solo Recital Recording award at the 2017 International Opera Awards and critics were unanimous in showering praise on the beauty of Yende’s voice and the intelligence of her singing. ‘Hers is a lyric coloratura voice of real beauty and flexibility’ (Gramophone). ‘She displays not only a top-class vocal and dramatic technique but also a {…}

“Trailblazer” win for Pretty Yende

Pretty Yende was awarded the 2nd place winner in the ‘Trailblazer’ category for the Young Independents Awards ceremony in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Themed “African Youth: Be your Own Liberator. We support you”, the Young Independent Awards is aimed at celebrating the efforts of youth in a society where young people are traditionally portrayed as trouble-makers. One of five categories, the “Trailblazers”, recognises young people {…}

Upcoming Performances:

Sep 25, 2017


Opernhaus Zürich


Oct 6, 8, 13, 15, 17, 19 & 21, 2017

Fra Diavolo

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma


OCT 27, 2017


Adam Mickiewicz University Auditorium


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