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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Handel and Mozart in Geneva

On March 28, Pretty Yende will join L’Orchestre de chambre de Genève in celebrated arias by Mozart and Handel. Taking place at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva, this special performance will also feature Serbian violinist Gordan Nikolić, the former concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra. See below for the full program: JOSEPH HAYDN Symphonie concertante pour hautbois, basson, violon et violoncelle en si bémol majeur HOB. I {…}

‘Rigoletto’ in Hamburg

This March, Pretty Yende makes her highly anticipated debut as Gilda in Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto at Hamburg State Opera. Alongside Yende, the production boasts an impressive cast, including George Gagnidze as Rigoletto, Matthew Polenzani as Duke of Mantua, Tigran Martirossian as Sparafucile, Marta Świderska as Maddalena, and Blake Denson as Monterone. Under the baton of conductor Stefano Ranzani, Andreas Homoki’s colorful production, which {…}

Tour with Nadine Sierra to Switerzland, Prague, and Paris

Pretty Yende reunites with Nadine Sierra to perform an incredible program of arias and duets on tour in Switzerland, Prague, and Paris. The duo first joined together for a concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus on March 3, 2022, accompanied by the Slovak Philharmonic under the baton of Pablo Mielgo. The great success of that event has brought together these exceptional stars for three more concerts this spring. For their first concert on February 25, they are {…}

Upcoming Performances:

APR 6, 2023


Teatro di San Carlo


APR 30, 2023


Wiener Staatsoper


MAY 3, 2023


Wiener Staatsoper


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