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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La Sonnambula performances this May

This upcoming month of May, Pretty Yende stars as Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula in two different venues: at the Zürich Opernhaus on May 5, 9 and 12, and May 19 and 25 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Kyle Ketelsen sings Rodolfo in Zurich, alongside Sen Guo as Lisa and Liliana Nikiteanu as Teresa, while the Berlin performances feature Ante Jerkunica as Rodolfo, Alexandra Hutton as Lisa and Helene Schneiderman as Teresa. Lawrence Brownlee joins her as {…}

Pretty Yende returns to Paris to sing Norina

From March 22 – April 16, Pretty Yende stars as Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the Opéra Bastille. Michele Pertusi sings the title role and Alessio Arduini portrays Dottor Malatesta with Michele Mariotti conducting. Continuing their successful partnership after their much acclaimed successat the Metropolitan Opera in Les Pêcheurs de Perles (“The tenor Javier Camarena, as Nadir, and the soprano Pretty Yende, as Leïla, returned {…}

Classical and Baroque favorites at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Pretty Yende returns to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées as part of Les Grandes Voix concert series presenting works by giants from the Classical and Baroque era. On December 16, she performs with the Capella Gabetta, under the baton of violin concertmaster Andrés Gabetta. Ms. Yende garnered immense acclaim for her 2017 debut at the theater, with Bachtrack lauding her: “She doesn’t just sing the tunes; she lives them, she marries the {…}

Upcoming Performances:

MAY 05, 09 & 12, 2019

La Sonnambula

Opernhaus Zürich


MAY 19 & 25, 2019

La Sonnambula

Deutsche Oper Berlin


JUN 9, 12 & 15, 2019

Lucia di Lammermoor

Bayerische Staatsoper


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Every note is a moment. Never rob yourself of those moments because of one note/mistakes -Nombulelo G Yende #Sisterhood

A tres bientot Paris😊. Merci @operadeparis💞 , next stop @operzuerich for my debut as Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambu… https://t.co/ZtUIsD5RFX