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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‘La Traviata’ at Gran Teatre del Liceu

On December 13, 21, 28, 30, Pretty Yende stars as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Hailed as “the people’s Violetta of the twenty-first century,” Ms. Yende made her debut as Violetta last season with Opéra national de Paris with receiving critical acclaim for her “magical performance” (Opera News). Under the baton of Speranza Scappucci, David McVicar’s brilliant production features a {…}

Pretty Yende signs with GM Art&Music

Pretty Yende is thrilled announce she has joined Gianluca Macheda’s roster for General Management at GM Art&Music. This season, Ms. Yende made her house debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Adina in L’elisir d’amore and returned to Bayerische Staatsoper to reprise the role in Patrick Bannwart’s production. At the Gran Teatre del Liceu, she will star as Violetta in David McVicar’s production of La Traviata. Yende will {…}

POSTPONED: Met Stars Live in Concert: Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena

UPDATE: This performance, originally scheduled for November 7, has been postponed, as Mr. Camarena is ill (with a non-Covid illness). A new date and location will be announced shortly. On November 7, Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena join forces for a program of dazzling showstoppers, live from a historic location in Zurich. Don’t miss a chance to marvel at a musical partnership that brought down the house at the Met in La Fille du {…}

Upcoming Performances:

DEC 4, 5, 6, 9 & 10, 2020

7 Deaths of Maria Callas

Teatro San Carlo di Napoli


DEC 13, 21, 28 & 30, 2020

La Traviata

Gran Teatre del Liceu


MAR 4, 7, 12, 17 & 20, 2021

La Traviata

Wiener Staatsoper


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