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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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 {…}

La Fille du Régiment at the Metropolitan Opera

Pretty Yende returns to the Metropolitan Opera to star as Marie in Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment from February 7 to March 2. Her Tonio is Javier Camarena, with whom she just made her debut in Les Pêcheurs des Perles. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. Laurent Pelly’s popular production of La {…}

Debut as Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles

From November 14 until December 1, Pretty Yende stars as Leïla in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Metropolitan Opera, making her debut in the role of the beautiful priestess. Javier Camarena and Mariusz Kwiecien portray Nadir and Zurga as rivals for her forbidden love. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.  

Upcoming Performances:

FEB 7 & 11, 2019

La Fille du Régiment

Metropolitan Opera

New York

FEB 14, 2019

The Singers' Studio

Metropolitan Opera

New York

FEB 15, 18, 23 & 26, 2019

La Fille du Régiment

Metropolitan Opera

New York

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