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Pretty Yende is one of today’s most sought-after sopranos, best known for her charisma and vocal fireworks. She is exciting to watch and has proven herself to be a performer capable of exposing new insights into each character she inhabits.

Operawire Pretty Yende is one of today’s most sought-after sopranos, best known for her charisma and vocal fireworks. She is exciting to watch and has proven herself to be a performer capable of exposing new insights into each character she inhabits. Throughout the past years, the soprano has sung some of the most challenging coloratura roles in the repertory, while putting a stamp on comic {…}

Quote: New York Classical Review

Pretty Yende’s coloratura fireworks and keen musical instincts in the role of Marie made for the greatest triumph yet in a young but already impressive career

Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment. Metropolitan Opera. La Fille du Régiment, Donizetti’s sunny romp through the Tyrolean hills, may feel like a light piece, a silly romantic comedy with a few memorable numbers. In a revival this February, the enchanting production by Laurent Pelly and a starry cast made this goofy opéra comique seem full of deep meaning. Javier Camarena’s Tonio was one {…}

Quote: Seen and Heard International

Yende’s German was splendid; she opened the evening with Schumann’s sentimental jewel of a song ‘Der Nussbaum’

“Yende’s German was splendid; she opened the evening with Schumann’s sentimental jewel of a song ‘Der Nussbaum’, and immediately established a sensitivity of sound, perfectly balancing vibrato and the crisp text of storytelling, that she maintained throughout the set. Indeed, her entire Schumann programme showed a mastery of something so central to singing Lieder: finding just the {…}

Quote: Frankfurter Rundschau

Kein hochdramatischer Sopran und ein ganz anderer Habitus, eine ganz andere Stimmgebung. Eindrücklich war trotzdem Yendes Auftritt bei den Liederabend-Konzerten der Frankfurter Oper, wo der Publikumszuspruch so groß war, dass die Ränge geöffnet werden mussten.

Frankfurter Rundschau Ein bis ins Pianissimo fein ausgearbeiteter Liederabend Pretty Yendes in der Oper. Eine neue Jessye Norman wird sie nicht werden, Pretty Yende, die in Südafrika geboren wurde. Die mittlerweile in allen großen Häusern präsente, namentlich an der New Yorker Metropolitan Opera aktive Sopranistin ist das ganze Gegenteil der jüngst verstorbenen Diva. Kein hochdramatischer {…}

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