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Quote: James R. Oestreich, New York Times

[Pretty Yende] brought a winning combination of elegance and spunk to the part of the farm owner Adina in her amorous jousting with the ardent peasant Nemorino and the bullying sergeant Belcore...

Ms. Yende sang beautifully from the start, gaining warmth and depth as nonchalance and flirtatiousness developed into love. She deftly executed the acrobatics at the end, with joyous, tumbling high roulades. James R. Oestreich, New York Times Yende, the South African soprano who is fast becoming a favorite at the Met, is a natural as Adina. Her flirtatious smile is always playful and her {…}

Feature: channel24

2017 was amazing year for Pretty. The star showed off her talent on the Wendy Williams Show, hung out with some Hollywood A-listers, and brought home an international award among other things.

Johannesburg – South African born opera singer Pretty Yende took the time to reflect on the major success she has achieved in her career thus far, thanking fans for their support in a post on Facebook. The singer flashed back to one of her earlier interviews in Milan, writing in part: “I look back with great joy for not giving up on my dream because most didn’t believe I was worth it… {…}

Quote: David Patrick Stearns, WQXR

The L'Elisir d'Amore revival that begins Jan. 16 is notable mostly because it's your chance to hear rising star Pretty Yende. She's a talented artist with a remarkable story. It's high time I heard Pretty Yende live.

Feature: Broadway World

Pretty Yende adds a new role to her Met repertory as Adina, a role she has sung at La Scala and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore returns to the Met on January 16 for ten performances through to February 17, starring South African soprano Pretty Yende as wealthy landowner Adina, and American tenor Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the poor villager hopelessly in love with her. Italian bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of Dulcamara, the quack doctor who sells the {…}

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