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 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.

Lucia di Lammermoor broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera

For five performances from April 25 until May 10, Pretty Yende stars as Lucia di Lammermoor in Donizetti’s beloved bel canto opera, for the first time in New York. She has already sung the role at the Opéra Bastille and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Of her German performances, Bachtrack stated “her lines were clean, her breath long and ample, and she was truly delightful while being technically solid.” At the Metropolitan Opera she shares the {…}

Upcoming Performances:

Apr 25 & 28, 2018

Lucia di Lammermoor

Metropolitan Opera

New York

APR 29, 2018

L'Elisir d'Amore on PBS



May 2, 5 & 10, 2018

Lucia di Lammermoor

Metropolitan Opera

New York

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