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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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 returns to Europe to sing two Midsummer Night’s Galas in Grafenegg with Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja and Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh on June 21 and 22, with the Tonkunstler Orchestra {…}

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.

Pretty Yende wins 2018 Readers’ Award at the International Opera Awards

Pretty Yende won the Readers’ Award at the 2018 International Opera Awards, receiving more than 10,000 votes online.

Upcoming Performances:

Jun 5, 2018


Carnegie Hall

New York

Jun 21 & 22, 2018

Midsummer Night's Gala

Auditorium Grafenegg


Jul 6, 2018

L'Elisir d'Amore

Bayerische Staatsoper


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