The Met Opera livestreams an all-star At-Home Gala

The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to livestream an At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25, at 1pm EDT, featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quarantines around the world. Hosted by General Manager Peter Gelb in New York City and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Montreal, the program will be streamed for free on the Met’s website. “While the Met is famous for its {…}

Classique mais pas has been: Pretty Yende, une diva parfaite dans un monde imparfait

Classique mais pas has been Ce 17 mars à 19h30, il nous reste une chance de voir Pretty Yende incarner Manon de Massenet : l’Opéra de Paris retransmet cet opéra depuis son site internet. Nous l’avons rencontrée dans un café parisien, avant qu’elle ne parte se balader et que l’on aille à un concert… Un temps qui semble si loin. Pretty Yende avait préparé depuis des mois le rôle-titre dans Manon. L’Opéra de Massenet s’annonçait {…}

Critical acclaim for “Manon” at Opéra National de Paris

“Très investi, le casting insuffle une belle énergie à cette vision. Depuis leur apparition dans La Traviata en début de saison, Benjamin Bernheim et Pretty Yende sont devenus le duo lyrique à suivre tant leur complicité est évidente. Pretty Yende réussit une jolie prise de rôle et confère beaucoup de fraîcheur au personnage grâce à la pureté de son timbre et à un jeu de scène très simple et direct. Le français impeccable et {…}

Manon broadcast

Tune in tonight at 19:30 on france.tv to see Vincent Huguet’s new production of Massenet’s Manon at Opéra national de Paris featuring Pretty Yende in the title role, Benjamin Bernheim as Des Grieux and Ludovic Tézier as Lescaut.

Manon in Paris

This spring, Pretty Yende returns to Paris to star as the protagonist of Massenet’s Manon at the Opéra Bastille from February 29 until April 10. When, in 1731, l’Abbé Prévost wrote L’Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut – the work that inspired Massenet’s Manon – he portrayed an entire era, that of the Regency, which saw the old order fade away and a new order, full of the promise of unprecedented freedom, rise from its {…}

Pretty Yende receives Italian Knighthood

Pretty Yende received the Ordine Stella d’Italia (OSI) for her work in building extraordinary relations between Italy and other countries in Cape Town on December 10, 2019, making her the youngest South African ever awarded this accolade. In his speech, Pollio described Yende both as a daughter of South Africa and of Italy and said she “was an extraordinary ambassador of the Italian culture in South Africa.” View this post on {…}

Pretty Yende nominated by Forum Opéra in 2019

Pretty Yende has been nominated by Forum Opéra for their 2019 Awards in the Best Female Lyric Singer category alongside Karine Deshayes, Marina Rebeka, Vannina Santoni and Gaëlle Arquez. Follow this link to vote!

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