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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“Trailblazer” win for Pretty Yende

Pretty Yende was awarded the 2nd place winner in the ‘Trailblazer’ category for the Young Independents Awards ceremony in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Themed “African Youth: Be your Own Liberator. We support you”, the Young Independent Awards is aimed at celebrating the efforts of youth in a society where young people are traditionally portrayed as trouble-makers. One of five categories, the “Trailblazers”, recognises young people {…}

‘It’s a dream come true’ – Pretty Yende scoops big international award

Acclaimed South African opera singer Pretty Yende has added to her international fame with yet another prestigious award‚ walking away with an Echo Klassik gong in Germany. Pretty walked away with the Newcomer of the Year prize last week ahead of a glitzy handover ceremony to be held in October at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. Echo Klassik is one of the most renowned classical music awards in the world‚ with some of the biggest names in the genre being {…}

2017 ECHO Klassik “Newcomer” (Singer) Award

Pretty Yende has been honored as the 2017 ECHO Klassik “Newcomer” award-winner in the Singer category. The designation recognizes Ms. Yende’s tremendous career ascension, which has included performances at The Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, and more, in addition to her acclaimed solo album release titled “A Journey.” The awards will be distributed at a ZDF televised Gala event on October 29 at the Elbphilharmonie {…}

Upcoming Performances:

Sep 13 & 17, 2017

Lucia di Lammermoor

Deutsche Oper Berlin


Sep 25, 2017


Opernhaus Zürich


Oct 6, 8, 13, 15, 17, 19 & 21, 2017

Fra Diavolo

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma


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