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 featured on the cover of Opera Magazine

This May, Ms. Yende is the featured artist on the cover of the popular UK magazine Opera. In her interview she speaks about her exciting upcoming Royal Opera House debut as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore and the release of her new Sony album “A Journey.” To read the digital copy of May’s edition of Opera follow this link.

Pretty Yende to receive International Achiever Award from the SAMA

Mpumalanga-born singer Pretty Yende will be honoured with the International Achiever Award at the 23th annual South African Music Awards (SAMA) taking place on 27 May. The accolade will recognise the internationally-acclaimed opera soprano for her strides on the global scale. Yende has shared the stage with the likes of opera icons like Andrea Bocelli and recently headlined new production Romeo et Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York {…}

2017 International Opera Award for “A Journey”

At a Gala reception on May 7 in London, Pretty Yende’s Sony Classical release titled “A Journey” was honored with a 2017 International Opera Award for Best Recording – Solo Recital. See a complete list of winners and nominees here, and purchase your copy of this acclaimed album at the following link. “What’s not to love about Pretty Yende? Her voice is delightful, her personality sparkles, and her story is inspiring. Just {…}

Upcoming Performances:

May 27 & 30, 2017

L'Elisir d'Amore

Royal Opera House

London, UK

Jun 3, 6 & 11, 2017

L'Elisir d'Amore

Royal Opera House

London, UK

Jun 28, 2017


Théâtre des Champs-Élysées


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