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Feature: Opera-Online

... but it is the electrifying presence of Pretty Yende that lights up this evening.

Paris demeure une capitale culturelle à de nombreux égards, en particulier dans le domaine de la musique. Ainsi peut-on y entendre à une semaine d’intervalle la soprano sud-africaine Pretty Yende et le ténor français Benjamin Bernheim, deux voix déjà affirmées, l’une à l’Opéra de Paris dans le rôle-titre de Lucia di Lammermoor, l’autre à Eléphant Paname, dans le cadre de {…}

Quote: BroadwayWorld

... soprano Pretty Yende as Rosina who, by any measure, showed off her spectacular coloratura, with impeccable ornamentation that kept coming and coming ...

I loved her “Una voce poco fa,” which showed off her technique while drawing a clear picture of the character’s independence and smarts, but I’d happily listen to any of her arias again. And she looked gorgeous in her costumes by Catherine Zuber.”

Feature: IOL

South Africa's opera soprano Pretty Yende landed added to the increasing list of South African stars on American television when she sang on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York this week. This was Colbert's first show of the year.

Yende delivered an inspiring rendition of Una Voce Poco Fa from the Metropolitan Opera production of The Barber of Seville, earning her a standing ovation.  She portrays Rosina in the current season of the opera. Feature: IOL

Feature: Operawire

Last night Pretty Yende made her debut on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show.” The coloratura soprano performed the cavatina to Una voce poco fa” from Rossini’s “Il Barbiere Di Siviglia,” a role she is currently rehearsing at the Metropolitan Opera.

The soprano performed alongside members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra with Maurizio Benini conducting. Colbert introduced the soprano with the cover her new album “A Jounrey,” which was released by Sony Classical and includes music from Bellini, Rossini and Delibes. Yende made her Met debut in 2013 when she stepped in for Nino Machaidze in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory.” Since then she {…}

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