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Quote: Verve Times

"...the real star of the piece is South African soprano Pretty Yende whose magnificent high notes are matched by her confident acting which combines excellent comic timing"

“The title role is played by Italian baritone Lucio Gallo in gloriously comic style, but the real star of the piece is South African soprano Pretty Yende whose magnificent high notes are matched by her confident acting which combines excellent comic timing with some very funny gestures. She is first seen in Michieletto’s production as a photographer’s assistant, which allows her to be {…}

Quote: Opera Online

Her Act III performance of ‘Addio, del passato bei sogni ridenti’ is utterly heartbreaking

“Pretty Yende is a commanding Violetta from the outset. She snaps open her fan to move from the ailing courtesan seen during the Prelude to become the ‘belle of the ball’ in Act I as she proceeds to dance with several men at her party and leave each of them breathless. However, it is the way in which her portrayal becomes increasingly sensitive and emotional across the evening as a {…}

Feature: Opera Now

Pretty Yende’s journey from a remote South African town to the world’s great opera stages takes a new turn as the charismatic soprano talks to Opera Now about the development of her voice from its bel canto core into bigger, lyrical roles.

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Feature: Aria Code

Soprano Pretty Yende first sang the role of Rosina in Norway in 2014, and it’s since become one of her favorite roles.

WNYC Photo: Pretty Yende as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia ( Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera ) Aria Code - Season 3 - Ep3 - Rossini - Barber - FINAL {"type":"audio","tracklist":false,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":false,"tracks":[{"src":"http:\/\/prettyyende.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/04\/aria-code040721_barber.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Aria {…}

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