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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‘Die Zauberflöte’ at the Paris Opera

This fall, Pretty Yende will star as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Paris Opera. In recent years, has made thrilling debuts with the company including as the title character of Massenet’s Manon and La traviata’s Violetta. First seen at the 2013 Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Richard Carsen’s production approaches the work in a modern and thoughtful way with set design by Michael Levine, costume design by Petra Reinhardt, lighting design by the {…}

‘La Traviata’ at Teatro di San Carlo

On July 22, 24, 27 and 29, Pretty Yende will reprise her signature role of Violetta Valéry in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata at Teatro di San Carlo. This marks her last operatic engagement in the 2021-2022 season which brought her masterful portrayal of Violetta to the Royal Opera House, Wiener Staatsoper and Staatsoper Hamburg. She looks forward to returning to the role with San Francisco Opera in the 2022-2023 season. Ferzan Özpetek’s production of {…}

Elvira in Bellini’s ‘I Puritani’ at Wiener Staatsoper

Pretty Yende stars as Elvira in John Dew’s magnificent production of Bellini’s I Puritani on May 20, 24, 28, & June 2 at Wiener Staatsoper. Her previous portrayal at the Metropolitan Opera garnered critical acclaim from Seen and Heart International, saying, “Yende triumphed in the part of Elvira with a marvelous voice, well-handled and with superb agilities, and a great facility in the high part of the tessitura.” Under the {…}

Upcoming Performances:

SEP 26, 2022

Concert

Teatro Massimo Bellini

Catania

SEP 28, 30
OCT 4, 8 & 13, 2022

Die Zauberflöte

Opéra Bastille

Paris

NOV 11, 13, 16, 22, 25, 27 & 30, 2022

La Traviata

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco, CA

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