Pretty Yende’s upcoming season is filled with Bel Canto masterworks, solo appearances, and more, at acclaimed venues across the globe. The season begins with her return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin stage starring in the title role of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, on September 13 & 17. She then journeys to Switzerland for a solo recital on September 25 at the Opernhaus Zürich, with pianist Michele D’Elia (programme TBA).
On October 8 – 21 (youth preview – October 6) Ms. Yende sings Zerlina in a new production of Auber’s Fra Diavolo at the Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma. She then sings Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore for the first time at The Metropolitan Opera, with tenor Matthew Polenzani singing Nemorino, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Dulcamara, and Davide Luciano as Belcore. Performances will be held January 16 – February 17, 2018.
In a new staging of Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini at the Opéra national de Paris, Pretty debuts as Teresa from March 20 – April 14, 2018, a highlight of the Paris season to be conducted by Philippe Jordan. Following her time in France, she returns to the Met to star in Lucia di Lammermoor on April 25 & 28 and May 2, 5 & 10, 2018.
Enjoy a video of Pretty singing the role at Opéra national de Paris last October:
Audiences at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden will see Ms. Yende on stage as Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) on May 20 & 26, 2018, in a lively production directed by Jim Lucassen. Crossing the Atlantic again, Pretty will be the featured soloist with the Met Opera Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus James Levine on June 5, 2018, in concert at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Yende sings Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, on a programme that also includes the world premiere of Wuorinen’s Eros and Nemesis.
On June 21, 2018 Pretty joins tenor Joseph Calleja for a Midsummer Night’s Gala Concert at Grafenegg’s Wolkenturm, alongside the Tonkunstler Orchestra and conductor Yutaka Sado. She completes the 2017/18 season with a performance of L’Elisir at the Bayerische Staatsoper on July 6, 2018, with Vittorio Grigòlo as Nemorino, Andrei Bondarenko sings Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri as Dulcamara.