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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L’Elisir d’amore LIVE from the Metropolitan Opera

The January 16 and February 10 performances of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore at the Metropolitan Opera, with Pretty Yende starring as Adina alongside Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino are scheduled for broadcast on Met Opera Radio. The performance on February 10 is also to be broadcast LIVE in HD in cinemas all over the world. Pretty Yende will be making her first appearance as Adina at the Metropolitan Opera after having debuted the role at {…}

New CD release: The Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary gala

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the release of its 50th Anniversary Gala on a 3-CD set featuring the artists that performed on May 7, 2017, when the Met celebrated its golden anniversary in Lincoln Center. The artists featured on the historic night include Piotr Beczała, Ben Bliss, Stephanie Blythe, Joseph Calleja, Javier Camarena, Dwayne Croft, Diana Damrau, David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Yusif Eyvazov, Michael Fabiano, Renée {…}

‘La Fille du Régiment’ at the 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 conducts on November 26 and 29, and December 2 {…}

Upcoming Performances:

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

L'Elisir d'Amore

Metropolitan Opera

New York

Feb 3, 7, 10, 14 & 17, 2018

L'Elisir d'Amore

Metropolitan Opera

New York

Mar 20, 23, 26 & 29, 2018

Benvenuto Cellini

Opéra Bastille

Paris

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