Pretty Yende debuts in concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris

Making her Paris concert debut, Ms. Yende appears as part of Les Grandes Voix concert series at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées on June 28.  Featuring the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Massenet the bel canto focused program highlights the repertoire for which Ms. Yende has garnered immense international acclaim. Her previous bel canto performances have been lauded as possessing singing with a “silvery brightness and purity” (Express) {…}

Opéra Magazine cover

The prestigious French opera publication, Opéra Magazine, has made Pretty Yende its June cover star.  She follows fellow South African soprano Elza van den Heever, as the magazine seeks to celebrate the emerging South African school of opera.  Ms. Yende is already making a name for herself in France, following her acclaimed Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Opéra de Paris in the spring of 2016, and the title role in Lucia di {…}

Pretty Yende sings with “silvery brightness and purity” as Adina at the Royal Opera House

“Some notable Royal Opera debuts make the first night genuinely special. Pride of place must go to South African soprano Pretty Yende, a rising star on the international scene, whose musicianship and technical skills are first-rate, and who makes proud, educated landowner Adina’s eventual realisation that she loves shy, not overly bright, Nemorino deeply affecting. Together with some fascinating detail, the general excellence of her performance {…}

Pretty Yende featured on the cover of Opera Magazine

This May, Ms. Yende is the featured artist on the cover of the popular UK magazine Opera. In her interview she speaks about her exciting upcoming Royal Opera House debut as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore and the release of her new Sony album “A Journey.” To read the digital copy of May’s edition of Opera follow this link.

Pretty Yende to receive International Achiever Award from the SAMA

Mpumalanga-born singer Pretty Yende will be honoured with the International Achiever Award at the 23th annual South African Music Awards (SAMA) taking place on 27 May. The accolade will recognise the internationally-acclaimed opera soprano for her strides on the global scale. Yende has shared the stage with the likes of opera icons like Andrea Bocelli and recently headlined new production Romeo et Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York {…}

Pretty Yende stars in Donizetti’s ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ at The Royal Opera House

Pretty Yende makes her highly anticipated debut at The Royal Opera House in one of her signature roles, Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. Liparit Avetisyan joins her as the love-struck Nemorino in Laurent Pelly’s production on May 27, 30, June 3,6, & 11. Ms. Yende has received immense critical acclaim for her portrayals of bel canto heroines and has been lauded as “… a silky soprano with shimmering colours, luminous high notes and a {…}

Pretty Yende performs at the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Pretty Yende was invited to sing at the star-studded Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala at Lincoln Center earlier this month. Joined by American Bass-Baritone Eric Owens, Ms. Yende sang Bess in the duet “Bess, you is my woman now” from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and she portrayed Norina in a selection from Don Pasquale with baritone Mariusz Kwiecien. “Ms. Yende, who sang beautifully in a scene from Donizetti’s “Don {…}

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