Pretty Yende



Born in Piet Retief, South Africa, she studied at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town, and the Teatro alla Scala Academy, Milan. She won First Prize in Operalia (2011).

Her opera appearances include Lucia (Lucia de Lammermoor) for Metropolitan Opera, New York, Paris Opéra and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Adele in Le comte Ory (La Scala, Milan), Adina (Adina) her Royal Opera debut and for Metropolitan Opera, Berlin State Opera and Bavarian State Opera, Teresa (Benvenuto Cellini) for Paris, Norina (Don Pasquale) for Liceu, Barcelona, Amira (Ciro in Babilonia) for Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, Rosina (The Barber of Seville) for Paris, Oslo and Metropolitan Opera, Amina (La Sonnambula) for Paris, Elvira (I puritani) for Zürich Opera, Violetta (La traviata) for Paris, Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Vienna State Opera and Barcelona, Marie (La fille du régiment) for Metropolitan Opera and Seville, Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro) for Los Angeles Opera, Adele, Pamina and Juliette for Metropolitan Opera, Manon for Paris and Staatsoper Hamburg, and Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta and Stella in Les contes d’Hoffmann for Valencia. She has recorded two solo albums for Sony Classical: A Journey (2016) and Dreams (2017).

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