Pretty Yende stars at The Late Show

In the evening of January 3, the South African soprano Pretty Yende took part in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Cbs. The star-soprano treats the audience with “Una voce poco fa” from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, her upcoming role at The Metropolitan Opera House. She was accompanied by Maestro Maurizio Benini and…

Pretty Yende: a model diva

After the success in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” as Susanna at Los Angeles Opera, Pretty Yende was engaged in a private photo shoot on April 8. The first outfit is by Donna Karan. Fabric graphic pattern with wide longuette skirt, belt at the waist and deep V-neckline. Very glamorous!    The second outfit is Cassandra bandage…

Pretty Yende and #Susanna debut

An unforgettable evening of March 21 for Pretty Yende which debuted the role of Susanna in W. A. Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” on stage at Los Angeles Opera. At the party after the opening night, the South African soprano wore a green cocktail dress 60’s style. The pleated fabric bodice has a plunging neckline;…

Pretty Yende: a modern muse – Pretty Yende: una musa contemporanea

No doubt about it: the soprano Pretty Yende is a perfect cover girl!  The monthly magazine “Marie Claire South Africa” published an article about her and other nine women (not only from South Africa) and defined them “muses”, because they’ve distinguished themselves in different fields (medicine, poetry, theatre, dance, singing and politics) and are role…

Opera Awards 2014

On April 7th , the Grosvenor House Hotel in London hosted the 2nd International Opera Awards , an event that aims to promote excellence in opera and support young talents. The event was attended by experts in the entertainment industry, journalists, art directors and singers. Winner of the category “Best Female Singer” was Diana Damrau,…

Globetrotting Pretty Yende – Pretty Yende giramondo

Period of hard work in Europe for Pretty Yende! The South-African soprano is busy with a series of concerts in several European capitals, after which she will interpret Fiorilla in Gioacchino Rossini’s “Turco in Italia” at the Hamburg State Opera. She performed at the Smetana Concert Hall in Prague with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra: the…

Pretty’s happiness – La felicità di Pretty

Every now and then fashion magazines honour a soprano! This is the case of Glamour South Africa which appointed the soprano Pretty Yende “Woman of the Year in the Arts in 2013.” For the ceremony, the young but already acclaimed soprano, wore a frothy cocktail dress made of doubled yellow fabric; the empire line was…