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Pretty Yende

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: South_African
Year of Birth: 1985

About Pretty Yende:

Pretty Yende, OIS (born 6 March 1985) is a South African operatic soprano. She has performed leading roles at opera houses internationally, including La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera.

Born in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, Yende was inspired to learn opera at age 16 after seeing a British Airways TV advertisement that featured the Flower Duet from Lakmé. She subsequently enrolled at the South African College of Music, where her teachers included Virginia Davids, and from which she graduated cum laude. She also graduated from the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. Her younger sister, Nombulelo Yende, is also an opera singer.

Yende won first prize in operetta and opera at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2009 in Vienna, and in 2010 the first prize at the Vincenzo Bellini International Competition and the Leyla Gencer Voice Competition. In 2011, she won first prize at Operalia, The World Opera Competition, held that year in Moscow.

In 2012, she sang the role of Musetta in Puccini's opera La bohème at La Scala in Milan. Yende made her Metropolitan Opera debut in New York City on 17 January 2013, in the role of Adèle in Rossini's opera Le comte Ory, as a substitute for Nino Machaidze. In 2015 she portrayed Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the Los Angeles Opera. In 2016 she portrayed Rosina in The Barber of Seville and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Paris Opera.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Libiamo nè lieti calici (Brindisi) Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: duet,choirVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
2Parigi o cara Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
3Sono all'ara Popularity:

Opera: Straniera, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alaide
4Chi veggio la regina Popularity:

Opera: Straniera, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Priore/Arturo
5Ah! non credea mirarti Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
6Come per me sereno Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.04

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
7Ah! non giunge uman pensiero Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
8Oh! se una volta sola Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
9Je veux vivre (Juliet's Waltz) Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
10Amour ranime mon courage Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
11Bella figlia dell'amore Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
12Un di se ben rammentomi Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
13Vien diletto e in ciel la luna Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
14Qui la voce sua soave Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
15Vieni fra queste braccia Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Arturo
16Credeasi misera Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.10

Type: quartet,choirVoice: S T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Arturo/Riccardo/Giorgio
17O Dieu Brahma Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Leïla
18Voi la sposa Popularity:

Opera: Occasione fa il ladro, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Berenice/Parmenione
19Regnava nel silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
20Il dolce suono Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
21Spargi d'amaro pianto Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
22Ardon gli incensi Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
23Da quel di che t'incontrai Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.16

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Linda
24Ah! tardai troppo Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda
25O luce di quest'anima Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda
26Dôme Épais (Flower Duet) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
27Meine Lippen Popularity:

Opera: GiudittaComposer: LéharAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles:
28Della crudele Isotta Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina
29Tornami a dir che m'ami Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norina/Ernesto
30En proie a la tristesse Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: Mz S TLanguage: French

Roles: Isolier/Adèle/Count Ory
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