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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Benvenuto Cellini at Opéra Bastille

After receiving praise from both the critics and the audience for her portrayal of Adina at the Metropolitan Opera, Pretty Yende travels to Paris, where she sings Teresa in Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini from March 20 until April 14. She shares the stage with John Osborn in the title role and Maurizio Muraro as Giacomo Balducci. Philippe Jordan conducts. For more information and tickets, visit the  website for the Opéra National de Paris.

Performances at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2018-19 season

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up next season at the Metropolitan Opera for a feast of vocal fireworks in Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment and the much awaited return of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles. Donizetti’s iconic comedy also features Maurizio Muraro as Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts the performances from February 7 until March 2. {…}

“Dreams” nominated for the International Opera Awards

Pretty Yende’s 2nd Album, “Dreams”, has been nominated for this year’s International Opera Awards in the Readers Award category. Winners will be announced on April 9 at London’s Coliseum, at a Gala Event featuring soloists with a live orchestra. You can vote for your favorite here. Event & registration details from the hosts: 2018 International Opera Awards sponsored by Mazars 7.00pm, Monday 9th April 2018 London {…}

Upcoming Performances:

Mar 20, 23, 26 & 29, 2018

Benvenuto Cellini

Opéra Bastille


Apr 1, 4, 7, 11 & 14, 2018

Benvenuto Cellini

Opéra Bastille


Apr 25 & 28, 2018

Lucia di Lammermoor

Metropolitan Opera

New York

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RT @DroghedaCM: After a gorgeous deferred broadcast of l'elisir d'amore from @MetOpera starring the stunning soprano @PrettyYende and hilar…

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