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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Pretty Yende sings the Opening Concert at Verbier Festival

On July 6, Pretty Yende makes an appearance on the stage of Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper to sing Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. Her Nemorino is Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, Belcore is Andrei Bondarenko and Dulcamara is Ambrogio Maestri. Stefano Ranzani conducts. She then travels to Switzerland, where on July 19 she sings the Opening Concert at the Verbier Festival, with Valery Gergiev on the podium. She is joined by {…}

Concerts in June

On June 5, Pretty Yende travels to New York where she sings a concert in Carnegie Hall. She sings Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and the soprano solo in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She then travels to London to sing at the Classic BRIT Awards on June 13, which returns after a five year hiatus. Hosts Myleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong will celebrate the growing appeal of {…}

L’Elisir d’Amore from the Metropolitan will be shown on PBS

The performance of L’Elisir d’Amore that was featured in movie theaters now premieres on PBS on April 29, at 12:00pm EST. Check your local PBS stations for different time zones. The cast includes Pretty Yende as Adina, Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, Davide Luciano as Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Dulcamara.

Upcoming Performances:

Jul 6, 2018

L'Elisir d'Amore

Bayerische Staatsoper


Jul 19, 2018


Salle des Combins, Verbier Festival

Verbier, Switzerland

AUG 11, 14, 17 & 20, 2018

Ricciardo e Zoraide

Rossini Opera Festival


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