A voice that can reach to the stars

The Washington Post

Born in in the small town of Piet Retief, South African soprano Pretty Yende has risen to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed. Yende’s debut album celebrates the milestones of her sublime musical journey; starting at the age of 16, when she first got into touch with Opera by hearing Delibes’ Flower Duet on a television advertisement to her debut at La Scala and her international breakthrough at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

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Pretty Yende sings at the coronation of King Charles III

Pretty Yende has the esteemed honor of performing at the coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey on May 6. Ms. Yende will sing Sacred Fire, a new piece written by British composer Sarah Class for the occasion. Ms. Yende is the first African to sing solo at a British coronation. Having grown up in a small town in eastern South Africa, 8,000 miles from where she will sing at the coronation, Ms. Yende said to The Guardian: “Generations {…}

‘Manon’ and Recital in Vienna

This spring, Pretty Yende returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for performances of Manon as well as a thoughtfully curated recital of art song. Ms. Yende has recently appeared with the company in leading roles that include Marie in La Fille du Régiment, Elvira in I Puritani, and Violetta in La Traviata. On April 30, May 4, 7, 10, and 13, Yende stars as Jules Massenet’s Manon under the baton of Bertrand de Billy. Performing alongside Ms. Yende in Andrei {…}

Recital at Teatro di San Carlo

On April 6, Pretty Yende will join pianist Michele D’Elia for a recital at Teatro di San Carlo featuring repertoire by Mozart, Debussy, Donizetti, and more. See below for the full program details: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Exsultate, jubilate”, motet, K. 165 Gioachino Rossini “Beltà crudele” Soirées musicales, “Lʼinvito”, “La pastorella delle Alpi” Semiramide, “Bel raggio lusinghier” Claude Debussy “Beau soir” “Fleur des {…}

Upcoming Performances:

JUN 4, 7 & 10, 2023

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Hamburgische Staatsoper


JUN 27, 30
JUL 4, 7, 11 & 15, 2023

Roméo et Juliette

Opéra Bastille


JUL 18, 2023


Festival d'Aix-En-Provence


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It’s our 2nd performance tonight of our Tales of Hoffmann @staatsoperhamburg. Godspeed to the entire wonderful cast… https://t.co/jYIDR1Uh06

RT @b1jam: Ouverture sur ce soir du 42e Opus de @Festivalauvers avec l’exceptionnelle cantatrice @PrettyYende (à Auvers après avoir chanté…