Pretty Yende stars as Juliette at The Metropolitan Opera

Pretty Yende will star as Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette this season at The Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Yende takes the stage from March 3-18 alongside a spectacular cast, including Stephen Costello as Roméo, Matthew Rose as Frère Laurent, and Paula Murrihy is Stéphano. The production, created by Bartlett Sher, features set designs by Michael Yeargan and costumes by Catherine Zuber.

Pretty Yende to sing Elvira in ‘I Puritani’ at The Met on February 14

Press Release: Pretty Yende will sing the role of Elvira in tomorrow evening’s performance of Bellini’s I Puritani, replacing Diana Damrau, who is ill. Ms. Yende, who has sung Elvira with Zurich Opera, recently starred as Rosina in a Met revival of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. She made an unexpected Met debut in 2013 as Countess Adèle in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory and returned in 2014 to sing Pamina in Mozart’s Die {…}

2017 International Opera Awards Nomination

Pretty Yende’s debut solo album “A Journey” (Sony Classical) has been nominated for a 2017 International Opera Award in the Recording (Solo Recital) category. Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony hosted on May 7 in London at the Coliseum. For additional details, including ticket information for the event, visit the International Opera Awards online.

Rossini’s ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ at The Metropolitan Opera

Pretty Yende returns to The Metropolitan Opera in the first of two engagements this season, starring as Rosina in Rossini’s eternally popular classic, Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Ms. Yende sings the role from January 9 – February 11, with two casts including Peter Mattei and Edward Parks as Figaro, and Javier Camarena and Dmitry Korchak as Count Almaviva. Maurizio Benini leads the Met Opera Orchestra for this production, which features a {…}

“A Journey” – new solo album on Sony Classical

Pretty Yende’s debut solo album titled “A Journey” is now available for purchase from Amazon and iTunes – it can also be enjoyed via Spotify. Ms. Yende sings arias from Lakmé, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Lucia di Lammermoor, and more on the CD, which has already been lauded with rave reviews from critics: “The album opens with “Una voce poco fa” from Rossini’s Barber of Seville, an opera that served as {…}

‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at Opéra national de Paris

Pretty Yende sings the title role in Donizetti’s thrilling masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor, this season at Opéra national de Paris. Performances take place October 14, 17 & 23 and November 4, 8 & 16, with Pierro Pretti as Edgardo, Artur Ruciński as Enrico, and Rafal Siwek as Raimondo. Conductor Riccardo Frizza leads from the pit for this engagement, which features a staging by Andrei Serban.  

Rossini’s ‘Ciro in Babilonia’ in Pesaro

This summer, Pretty Yende stars as Amira in Rossini’s Ciro in Babilonia, at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. She performs the role on August 10, 13, 16 & 20 alongside an extraordinary cast including Antonino Siragusa as Baldassare, Ewa Podles in the title role, Isabella Gaudí as Argene, and Oleg Tsybulko sings Zambri. Maestro Jader Bignamini leads the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna for these not-to-be-missed {…}

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