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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I Puritani at Gran Teatre del Liceu

On October 5, 8, 11, 14 and 19, Pretty Yende returns to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in another bel canto role following her triumph in Don Pasquale, to star as Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani. Opposite her is Javier Camarena, one of the present day’s most applauded tenors. Christopher Franklin conducts. A perennial tale of love against the backcloth of wars between Protestants and Catholics provides the framework for the last of Vincenzo {…}

Ricciardo e Zoraide

In the month of August, Pretty Yende travels to Pesaro to participate in the Rossini Opera Festival, where she stars as Zoraide in Rossini’s Ricciardo e Zoraide opposite Juan Diego Flórez on August 11, 14, 17 and 20. The rest of the cast features Sergey Romanovsky as Agorante, Nicola Ulivieri as Ircano, Victoria Yarovaya as Zomira, Xabier Anduaga as Ernesto, Sofia Mchedlishvili as Fatima, Martiniana Antonie as Elmira and Ruzil Gatin as Zamorre. {…}

InStyle Magazine: 50 Badass Women

Pretty Yende has been featured on this year’s “50 Badass Women” by InStyle Magazine. This is the quote included for her: At age 16, the South African soprano traded her ambition to be an accountant for curtain calls. Now she is commanding the world’s biggest stages. “I never thought anyone who looked like me could learn [opera] and inspire other girls to do the same, but the color of my skin doesn’t matter,” she says. “The pure {…}

Upcoming Performances:

OCT 5, 8, 11, 14 & 19, 2018

I Puritani

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona

NOV 14, 17, 20, 24 & 28, 2018

Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Metropolitan Opera

New York

DEC 1, 2018

Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Metropolitan Opera

New York

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