La Sonnambula performances this May

This upcoming month of May, Pretty Yende stars as Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula at the Zürich Opernhaus on May 5, 9 and 12, Kyle Ketelsen sings Rodolfo, alongside Sen Guo as Lisa and Liliana Nikiteanu as Teresa. Lawrence Brownlee joins her as Elvino.

Pretty Yende returns to Paris to sing Norina

From March 22 – April 16, Pretty Yende stars as Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the Opéra Bastille. Michele Pertusi sings the title role and Alessio Arduini portrays Dottor Malatesta with Michele Mariotti conducting. Continuing their successful partnership after their much acclaimed successat the Metropolitan Opera in Les Pêcheurs de Perles (“The tenor Javier Camarena, as Nadir, and the soprano Pretty Yende, as Leïla, returned {…}

Classical and Baroque favorites at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Pretty Yende returns to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées as part of Les Grandes Voix concert series presenting works by giants from the Classical and Baroque era. On December 16, she performs with the Capella Gabetta, under the baton of violin concertmaster Andrés Gabetta. Ms. Yende garnered immense acclaim for her 2017 debut at the theater, with Bachtrack lauding her: “She doesn’t just sing the tunes; she lives them, she marries the {…}

La Fille du Régiment at the Metropolitan Opera

Pretty Yende returns to the Metropolitan Opera to star as Marie in Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment from February 7 to March 2. Her Tonio is Javier Camarena, with whom she just made her debut in Les Pêcheurs des Perles. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. Laurent Pelly’s popular production of La {…}

Debut as Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles

From November 14 until December 1, Pretty Yende stars as Leïla in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Metropolitan Opera, making her debut in the role of the beautiful priestess. Javier Camarena and Mariusz Kwiecien portray Nadir and Zurga as rivals for her forbidden love. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.  

I Puritani at Gran Teatre del Liceu

On October 5, 8, 11, 14 and 19, Pretty Yende returns to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in another bel canto role following her triumph in Don Pasquale, to star as Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani. Opposite her is Javier Camarena, one of the present day’s most applauded tenors. Christopher Franklin conducts. A perennial tale of love against the backcloth of wars between Protestants and Catholics provides the framework for the last of Vincenzo {…}

Ricciardo e Zoraide

In the month of August, Pretty Yende travels to Pesaro to participate in the Rossini Opera Festival, where she stars as Zoraide in Rossini’s Ricciardo e Zoraide opposite Juan Diego Flórez on August 11, 14, 17 and 20. The rest of the cast features Sergey Romanovsky as Agorante, Nicola Ulivieri as Ircano, Victoria Yarovaya as Zomira, Xabier Anduaga as Ernesto, Sofia Mchedlishvili as Fatima, Martiniana Antonie as Elmira and Ruzil Gatin as Zamorre. {…}

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