Role debut in Offenbach’s ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

Pretty Yende launches into the New Year with her highly anticipated role debuts as Olimpia, Antonia, Giulietta, and Stella in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. Employing a richly suggestive visual language, director Johannes Erath examines the fate of a man who longingly stretches out his hand for love, but who pulls back when it threatens to become real. Marc Minkowski conducts. On January 20, 23, 25, 28, {…}

PBS to Broadcast Pretty Yende’s ‘Met Stars Live in Concert New Year’s Eve Gala’

Recorded in December of 2020, the Met rings in the new year with a gala performance featuring Met stars Pretty Yende, Angel Blue, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani. Performing from the Parktheater in Kurhaus Göggingen, in Augsburg, Germany, the program features arias, duets and ensembles from Donizetti to Puccini, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs. Premieres Friday, December 31 on PBS (check local listings).

Teatro la Fenice’s “New Year’s Concert 2022”

On December 30, 31, and January 1, Pretty Yende stars alongside tenor Brian Jagde in Teatro la Fenice’s “New Year’s Concert 2022”. Maestro Fabio Luisi will conduct the celebratory event, with the first part of the program featuring Dvořák’s unforgettable Symphony No. 9 From the New World. The second half of the program is dedicated to beloved arias and duets by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Ponchielli, Offenbach, and Gounod, {…}

‘La Traviata’ at Staatsoper Hamburg

On December 2, 9,14 and 16,  Pretty Yende will perform the role of Violetta in Verdi’s iconic opera, La Traviata, at Staatsoper Hamburg. Quickly becoming a signature of Ms. Yende’s, she has gained significant praise for her portrayal of this fiendishly difficult role, with Opera News noting that she put on a “magical performance” when she premiered it with Opéra National de Paris in 2019. In this stunning production by Johannes Erath, Ms. Yende {…}

Debuts with Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington National Opera

This autumn, Pretty Yende will make two highly anticipated debuts, first with the Philadelphia Orchestra on October 15, 16 & 17, and then with Washington National Opera on November 6, 8, 10, & 14. Under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Ms. Yende will perform some of Strauss’ most beloved lyrical songs, and also featured on the program is the world premiere of Robin Holcomb’s Paradise, a response to California’s deadly {…}

‘La Traviata’ at Wiener Staatsoper

Pretty Yende begins the 2021/22 season by returning to the Wiener Staatsoper as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata. Simon Stone’s critically acclaimed production of this beloved operatic masterpiece brings this tragic love story to the digital age. Performances will take place on September 5, 7, 15, & 18. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Ms. Yende will sing alongside Frédéric Antoun as Alfredo, Ludovic Tézier as Germont, Szilvia Vörös as Flora, {…}

Pretty Yende stars in annual Bastille Day Concert

On July 14 at 21:15 CEST, Pretty Yende returns to Paris for the annual ‘Concert de Paris’ to celebrate Bastille Day. Marking the anniversary of the storming of the infamous Bastille prison in 1789, France’s national holiday celebrates the turning point for the success of the French Revolution. The free concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower features a world-renowned group of soloists, including mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine, tenor {…}

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