Benvenuto Cellini at Opéra Bastille

After receiving praise from both the critics and the audience for her portrayal of Adina at the Metropolitan Opera, Pretty Yende travels to Paris, where she sings Teresa in Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini from March 20 until April 14. She shares the stage with John Osborn in the title role and Maurizio Muraro as Giacomo Balducci. Philippe Jordan conducts. For more information and tickets, visit the  website for the Opéra National de Paris.

Performances at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2018-19 season

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up next season at the Metropolitan Opera for a feast of vocal fireworks in Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment and the much awaited return of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles. Donizetti’s iconic comedy also features Maurizio Muraro as Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts the performances from February 7 until March 2. {…}

“Dreams” nominated for the International Opera Awards

Pretty Yende’s 2nd Album, “Dreams”, has been nominated for this year’s International Opera Awards in the Readers Award category. Winners will be announced on April 9 at London’s Coliseum, at a Gala Event featuring soloists with a live orchestra. You can vote for your favorite here. Event & registration details from the hosts: 2018 International Opera Awards sponsored by Mazars 7.00pm, Monday 9th April 2018 London {…}

L’Elisir d’amore LIVE from the Metropolitan Opera

The January 16 and February 10 performances of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore at the Metropolitan Opera, with Pretty Yende starring as Adina alongside Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino are scheduled for broadcast on Met Opera Radio. The performance on February 10 is also to be broadcast LIVE in HD in cinemas all over the world. Pretty Yende will be making her first appearance as Adina at the Metropolitan Opera after having debuted the role at {…}

New CD release: The Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary gala

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the release of its 50th Anniversary Gala on a 3-CD set featuring the artists that performed on May 7, 2017, when the Met celebrated its golden anniversary in Lincoln Center. The artists featured on the historic night include Piotr Beczała, Ben Bliss, Stephanie Blythe, Joseph Calleja, Javier Camarena, Dwayne Croft, Diana Damrau, David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Yusif Eyvazov, Michael Fabiano, Renée {…}

‘La Fille du Régiment’ at the Teatro de la Maestranza

The last performances of the year for Pretty Yende take her to Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza, where she’ll star as Marie in Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment. The popular Laurent Pelly production makes this opera an audience favourite all around the world. She sings opposite John Osborn as Tonio, Carlos Daza as Sulpice and Marina Pinchuk as the Marquise de Berkenfield. Santiago Serrate conducts on November 26 and 29, and December 2 {…}

Glamour USA recognizes Pretty Yende as role model

Lookout world, Pretty Yende is coming for you. This is according to the November Issue of the USA’s Glamour Magazine. Pretty, an opera singer born in South Africa, shared a snap of herself in the latest issue of Glamour as part of an article titled, “Girls Who Will Run the World”. “When @glamourmag acknowledges you as a global role model,” she captioned her Twiter post. Read more here

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