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…