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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New production of Bellini’s ‘La Sonnambula’ at Théâtre des Champs-Elysée

On June 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, & 26, Pretty Yende returns to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to star as Amina in Bellini’s La sonnambula. Riccardo Frizza conducts the Orchestre de chambre de Paris in this stunning work from the bel canto repertoire. Rolando Villazón will make his debut directing this new production in Paris. Joining Ms. Yende on stage is Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Rodolfo, Francesco Demuro as Elvino, Annunziata Vestri as Teresa, {…}

Recital with Benjamin Bernheim and the Orchestre de chambre de Paris

Pretty Yende and her wonderful colleague, tenor Benjamin Bernheim, reunite for a recital with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, led by Sascha Goetzel, on May 19 and 20. Ms. Yende and Bernheim have shared the stage on multiple occasions, including their “magical performance” (Opera News) of La Traviata at Opéra national de Paris. France Musique will broadcast this concert on Saturday June 12 at 8 p.m CEST. Purchase tickets and learn more via {…}

Upcoming broadcast: New production of ‘La Traviata’ at the Wiener Staatsoper

Pretty Yende returns to the Wiener Staatsoper to star in Simon Stone’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s La Traviata this month. Following her triumphant house debut as Adina in Vienna earlier this season, Ms. Yende also previously received rave reviews for her “magical performance” (Opera News) as Violetta in the premiere of this Simon Stone production at the Opéra National de Paris in 2019. On Sunday, March 7 at 6pm CET / 12:00 {…}

Upcoming Performances:

JUN 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 & 26, 2021

La Sonnambula

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Paris

SEP 5, 7, 10, 15 & 17, 2021

La Traviata

Wiener Staatsoper

Vienna

OCT 15, 16 & 17, 2021

Mahler’s Symphony No. 4

Verizon Hall

Philadelphia, PA

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