This spring, Pretty Yende returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for performances of Manon as well as a thoughtfully curated recital of art song. Ms. Yende has recently appeared with the company in leading roles that include Marie in La Fille du Régiment, Elvira in I Puritani, and Violetta in La Traviata.
On April 30, May 4, 7, 10, and 13, Yende stars as Jules Massenet’s Manon under the baton of Bertrand de Billy. Performing alongside Ms. Yende in Andrei Serban’s film-noir-inspired production includes Charles Castronovo as Chevalier des Grieux, Dan Paul Dumitrescu as Count des Grieux, Michael Arivony as Lescaut, Thomas Ebenstein as Guillot de Morfontaine, Martin Häßler as Brétigny, Miriam Kutrowatz as Poussette, Stephanie Houtzeel as Javotte, and Daria Sushkova as Rosette.
On May 3, Ms. Yende will collaborate with pianist Vanessa Garcia Diepa for an intimate recital featuring celebrated song repertoire by Gaetano Donizetti, Franz Lizst, and Claude Debussy.
Photo: Elena Cherkashyna