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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‘La Fille du Régiment’ at Vienna State Opera

This holiday season, Pretty Yende stars as Marie in La Fille du Régiment at the Vienna State Opera. She has previously sung the role to great acclaim at The Metropolitan Opera where critics described her interpretation of the spunky character as “wonderful” and exuding “a charismatic energy that is contagious to audiences and that gives her performance great warmth.” Performing alongside Ms. Yende is Juan Diego Flórez as Tonio, {…}

Mahler 4 with Philadelphia Orchestra

This December, Pretty Yende joins the Philadelphia Orchestra for performances of Mahler’s beloved Fourth Symphony in Philadelphia and New York City under the baton of the orchestra’s music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. On December 8, 9 and 10, Ms. Yende will sing the work in Philadelphia at Verizon Hall. She will then travel to Carnegie Hall in NYC with the orchestra for a final performance of the heavenly symphony on December 13. Photo: Kim Fox

San Francisco Opera Debut in ‘La Traviata’

This November, Pretty Yende makes her highly anticipated San Francisco Opera debut as Violetta in La Traviata. Hailed by Opera News as “the people’s Violetta of the twenty-first century”, she has garnered great acclaim in this role by critics and patrons alike. Performing alongside Ms. Yende in this sumptuous new production by Shawna Lucey is Jonathan Tetelman as Alfredo Germont and Simone Piazzola as Giorgio Germont who also make their company {…}

Upcoming Performances:

FEB 5, 11, 17, 22, 26 & MAR 3, 2023


Staatsoper Berlin


MAR 6, 2023

Concert with Nadine Sierra

Philharmonie de Paris


MAR 17, 22 & 25, 2023


Hamburgische Staatsoper


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