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 {…}

‘Don Pasquale’ at the Royal Opera House

On May 3, 6, & 9, Pretty Yende returns to the Royal Opera House to star as Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Previously hailed for her stunning portrayals as Norina, Operawire praised her performance at Opéra national de Paris saying hr Norina is “witty, joyful and full of energy which helped you empathizes with this dark side of Norina.” Ms. Yende will share the stage with Lucio Gallo as the title role, Xabier Anduaga as {…}

‘La traviata’ at Royal Opera House

On April 2, 5, 9, 11, 13 and 18, Pretty Yende will return to the Royal Opera House as Violetta in Verdi’s classic opera, La traviata. This beloved production by Richard Eyre, which turns 28 this year, has become a mainstay at the Royal Opera House. Garnering great acclaim in its past iterations, the production has been described as “handsome” and  “magnificent”. Joining Ms. Yende on stage will be Stephen Costello as Alfredo, Dimitri Platanias {…}

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 Olympia, 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 23, 26, 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 {…}

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