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 Fille du Régiment at Teatro de la Maestranza

The last performances of the year for Pretty Yende take her to Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza, where she’ll star as Marie in Donizetti’s  La Fille du Régiment. The popular Laurent Pelly production makes this opera an audience favourite all around the world. She sings opposite John Osborn as Tonio, Carlos Daza as Sulpice and Marina Pinchuk as the Marquise de Berkenfield. Santiago Serrate conduct on November 26 and 29, and December {…}

Glamour USA recognises Pretty Yende as role model

Lookout world, Pretty Yende is coming for you. This is according to the November Issue of the US Glamour Magazine. Pretty, an opera singer born in SA, shared a snap of herself in the latest issue of Glamour as part of an article titled, “Girls Who Will Run the World”. “When @glamourmag acknowledges you as a global role model,” she captioned her Twiter post. Read more here

New Album: ECHO KLASSIK – “Best of Klassik 2017”

After winning the 2017 ECHO Klassik “Newcomer” Award, Pretty Yende appears in a compilation CD of this year’s winners. This double album features some of the best classical musicians of our times: star soloists such as Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, Fazil Say, Matthias Goerne, Daniel Hope, Renaud Capuçon and Maurizio Pollini, or Rising Stars like Pretty Yende, Lucas Debargue, Ksenija Sidorova and Marianne Crebassa. From Baroque to {…}

Upcoming Performances:

Nov 26 & 29, 2017

La Fille du Régiment

Teatro de la Maestranza


Dec 2 & 5, 2017

La Fille du Régiment

Teatro de la Maestranza


Jan 16, 20, 24, 27 & 31, 2018

L'Elisir d'Amore

Metropolitan Opera

New York

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