Pretty Yende sings at the coronation of King Charles III

Pretty Yende has the esteemed honor of performing at the coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey on May 6. Ms. Yende will sing Sacred Fire, a new piece written by British composer Sarah Class for the occasion. Ms. Yende is the first African to sing solo at a British coronation. Having grown up in a small town in eastern South Africa, 8,000 miles from where she will sing at the coronation, Ms. Yende said to The Guardian: “Generations {…}

‘Manon’ and Recital in Vienna

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 {…}

Recital at Teatro di San Carlo

On April 6, Pretty Yende will join pianist Michele D’Elia for a recital at Teatro di San Carlo featuring repertoire by Mozart, Debussy, Donizetti, and more. See below for the full program details: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Exsultate, jubilate”, motet, K. 165 Gioachino Rossini “Beltà crudele” Soirées musicales, “Lʼinvito”, “La pastorella delle Alpi” Semiramide, “Bel raggio lusinghier” Claude Debussy “Beau soir” “Fleur des {…}

Handel and Mozart in Geneva

On March 28, Pretty Yende will join L’Orchestre de chambre de Genève in celebrated arias by Mozart and Handel. Taking place at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva, this special performance will also feature Serbian violinist Gordan Nikolić, the former concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra. See below for the full program: JOSEPH HAYDN Symphonie concertante pour hautbois, basson, violon et violoncelle en si bémol majeur HOB. I {…}

‘Rigoletto’ in Hamburg

This March, Pretty Yende makes her highly anticipated debut as Gilda in Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto at Hamburg State Opera. Alongside Yende, the production boasts an impressive cast, including George Gagnidze as Rigoletto, Matthew Polenzani as Duke of Mantua, Tigran Martirossian as Sparafucile, Marta Świderska as Maddalena, and Blake Denson as Monterone. Under the baton of conductor Stefano Ranzani, Andreas Homoki’s colorful production, which {…}

Tour with Nadine Sierra to Switerzland, Prague, and Paris

Pretty Yende reunites with Nadine Sierra to perform an incredible program of arias and duets on tour in Switzerland, Prague, and Paris. The duo first joined together for a concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus on March 3, 2022, accompanied by the Slovak Philharmonic under the baton of Pablo Mielgo. The great success of that event has brought together these exceptional stars for three more concerts this spring. For their first concert on February 25, they are {…}

‘Carmen’ in Berlin

Pretty Yende is set to reprise the role of Micaëla in Georges Bizet’s classic opera, Carmen, at Staatsoper Berlin this February. Ms. Yende first made her professional debut in the same role at Latvian National Theatre in 2010. Alongside an impressive cast, including Gaëlle Arquez as Carmen, Stanislas de Barbeyrac as Don José, and Lucio Gallo as Escamillo, Ms. Yende will be performing in Martin de Kusej’s innovative production of this {…}

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