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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2019 Summer HD Festival at Lincoln Center

The Met’s 11th Summer HD Festival at Lincoln Center features 11 thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions—plus a special pre-festival screening of Stanley Donen’s enchanting Funny Face, featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin, a co-presentation with Film at Lincoln Center. The showings run from August 23 through September 2, with approximately 3,000 seats set up in front of the opera house each night, {…}

Summer performances

Pretty Yende spends her summer in Munich, where she’ll star in Lucia di Lammermoor on June 9, 12 and 15 and L’Elisir d’Amore on July 28 and 30, at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Quinn Kelsey joins her as Enrico and Javier Camarena as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, with Antonino Fogliani on the podium, and Pavol Breslik sings Nemorino opposite her Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, with Mariusz Kwiecień as Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri {…}

La Sonnambula performances this May

This upcoming month of May, Pretty Yende stars as Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula at the Zürich Opernhaus on May 5, 9 and 12, Kyle Ketelsen sings Rodolfo, alongside Sen Guo as Lisa and Liliana Nikiteanu as Teresa. Lawrence Brownlee joins her as Elvino.

Upcoming Performances:

Jul 28 & 30, 2019

L'Elisir d'Amore

Bayerische Staatsoper

Munich

SEP 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 26 & 28, 2019

La Traviata

Opéra Bastille

Paris

OCT 1 & 4, 2019

La Traviata

Opéra Bastille

Paris

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