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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Recital tour

Pretty Yende departs on a recital tour that takes her to the Opernhaus Zürich on November 17, Prague’s Smetana Hall on November 20, the Barbican Hall in London on November 25 and finally Carnegie Hall on December 4. For the first three recitals she will be joined by pianist Michele d’Elia, with James Baillieu prforming with her at Carnegie Hall. The program will feature Lieder by Robert and Clara Schumann, Donizetti, Tosti, Richard and {…}

DVD of Ricciardo e Zoraide now available for pre-order

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the premiere of the Rossini rarity, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro staged Ricciardo e Zoraide with an all-star cast. Juan Diego Flórez makes his debut as the crusader Ricciardo, giving a masterclass in bel canto (Bachtrack), his high notes are … still thrilling with their laser-like precision (Financial Times). The South African soprano Pretty Yende radiant and richly expressive (Financial Times) as {…}

Pretty Yende to be a Gramophone Awards co-host

Pretty Yende is to be a co-host at the 2019 Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony takes place in London at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on October 16. Individual tickets and tables for the ceremony are available to purchase here. Presented with Apple Music, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s Polska Music programme and Medici TV, this year’s Awards Ceremony will be streamed live from the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms by Medici TV at 6.30pm (UK {…}

Upcoming Performances:

NOV 25, 2019

Recital

Barbican Hall

London

DEC 4, 2019

Recital

Carnegie Hall

New York, NY

FEB 29, 2020

Manon

Opéra Bastille

Paris

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