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Pretty Yende

Pretty Yende, OIS (born 6 March 1985) is a South African soprano opera singer, from Piet Retief, Mpumalanga.

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Here is the full interview of the show with Pretty Yende .
The production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia is pretty great to start with and then there was the revelation of Pretty Yende. Wow.
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ICYMI: Wendy chats with Opera singer about her inspiring story. Click to Watch:
Pretty yende's crushing it. Camarena's Almaviva is flat and baggy. Mattei is always tite, on point
If ever a singer embodied their name in voice, person, and spirit, it's Pretty Yende. Dazzling. Brava, bravissima.
Pretty Yende is SLAYING MY LIFE in the Barber of Seville Met Broadcast rn 😭😭❤
I love Pretty Yende. Get to know her and that voice!!! Thanks for sharing her with your audience Wendy!!
This week Wendy Williams had a South African Oprah singer on her show... That chic is one to watch. Pretty Yende.
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Watch Pretty Yende on the show before you see her today at the .
yesterday after show with Pretty Yende. she is the Opera version of Mary J Blige. both of them are talented single & no kids.
South African opera singer Pretty Yende just SLAYED on show.
Another wonderful performance by UCT Opera School alumna, Pretty Yende. She's accompanied by a pianist this time...
Discovery of the day : Pretty Yende - Una Voce Poco Fa.
Never heard of/seen Pretty Yende till today. She's so likeable and pretty!!
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Fantastic conversation with Wendy Williams and Pretty Yende You have to be brave if you want to make it! Shaun...
South Africans don't appreciate their artists. Take Pretty Yende. A national treasure. How many listeners have even heard of her
People are only discovering Pretty Yende now, just because she was on Wendy Williams' show 😏 She's ben slaying!
South African opera singer Pretty Yende was on the show today. Gotta check her out!
Fabulous! alum Pretty Yende on the Wendy Williams show
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This is a beautiful Soth African soprano singer known as Pretty Yende- who's Album The Journey is taking the...
I added a video to a playlist Pretty Yende - Panis Angelicus
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"Duet Gala" with Pretty Yende and Sunnyboy Dladla ah😍what a night I tell you👍👌
As an antidote to the weary political noise here, went to Artscape last night to listen to Pretty Yende & Sunnyboy Dladla Duet Gala Real joy
Mkhondo my hone town never stops to produce the best, Pretty Yende, myself and now Miss SA 2016.
Opera star Pretty Yende of the company graces our front of this weeks The Next 48hOURS - Cape Town
Starlight Classics in concert with RMB and Pretty Yende singing the SA anthem https:/…
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Pretty Yende who sang at Vergelegen last night makes one proud to be South African
Metropolitan Opera House in NY & National Opera in Paris say amazing opera singer Pretty Yende will return to their 2016/17 line-ups.
I'm pretty sure I'll be playing 'Stay Scheming' as a golden oldie for my grandkids
Rosenblatt Recitals video: London 06.06.13 - On this evening South African soprano Pretty Yende performed songs and arias ...
CELEBRATE LOVE UNDER THE STARS AT THE CASTLE Romance your love at a special Valentine’s Day concert -- a night of spellbinding and dreamy music played by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cape of Good Hope Castle. The concert is presented by Opulent Living, the lifestyle magazine that sets the bar. Joining the CPO will be a host of fabulous guest artists. The orchestra, which celebrates its 100th birthday this month, will be conducted by the starry-eyed Brandon Phillips, who has just announced his own engagement! On stage will also be Colin Lee, South Africa’s world-renowned tenor who last year had Cape Town fall in love with him in Lucia di Lammermoor with Pretty Yende. This is his only South African concert this year. Also on the bill is Selim Kagee, who will thrill with his vocal mastery of opera, classics and pop. Kagee signed with EMI in 2011. His debut album, Piango d’Amore (Cry for Love) is gut-wrenchingly sensational. Joining them will be Nash Reed, whose international reputation a ...
the Year of Czech Music 2014 - Smetana Hall: soprano Pretty Yende concert
sees the rising soprano South African Pretty Yende perform on Mon 12 May 2014.
On a separate note, one of the male RA's is a post grad opera student who happens to be best friends with Pretty Yende!?! 😮😊
Watching NCF 2012 finals. Hey Pretty Yende please tell is this talent or Gift???
To say Brenda Mntambo is a vocal powerhouse is a big understatement. Her quivering voice gave me goosebumps the same way opera singer Pretty Yende does. If you know Mahalia Jackson or Maria Callas, you will understand.
To mark the twentieth anniversary of South Africa's constitutional democracy the National Arts Council is calling for public nominations to honour South African arts icons. I hope that this exercise goes beyond honouring another list of "old time legends" who are good at their craft but silent in defending our democracy. There are many other ways ways to honour those legends. I would like to see the public put forward names of a contemporary generation of artists who use the power of their work to resonate and uphold the values of our democracy (albeit sometimes flawed). I would like to see some of the following names being considered (and this doesn't necessarily mean that I like all their work. Rather, I like what they do with their work) Theatre: Mike van Graan, Brett Bailey, Lara Foot, Paul Grootboom Dance: Mamela Nyamza, Georgina Thomson, Gregory Maqoma, Vincent Mantsoe Visual Art: Zanele Muholi Music: Pretty Yende, Bongani Madodana-Breen, Samson Diamond, Sophia Welz There are still many other ...
The young internationally acclaimed South African soprano, Pretty Yende captivated opera lovers the world over when she made her spectacular recita...
Hitting the right note South African soprano Pretty Yende comes home
South African opera star Pretty Yende has made a remarkable journey from her home town of Mpumalanga to La Scala in Milan. The soprano fell in love with oper...
A wonderful programme is lined up for you on 2 February. Come and listen to the magnificent voices of our highly talented singers. Opera in a Convent Garden has featured many singers over the last eleven years, who are now gracing the opera stages all over the world. Just look at Pretty Yende! For further information, please contact me or Albert himself.
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Thanks for playing our 2014/15 Season Announcement trivia game everyone! Here are the answers to the questions: 1. Michael Jackson might not have had opera in mind when he wrote one of the singles from his Thriller album in 1982, but we think this soprano’s parents took a cue from the title when naming her. She’ll be back in the sixth opera of our coming season. [Pretty Yende] 2. She made a name for herself in LA with stellar appearances in Idomeneo, Pagliacci, and El Gato Montes. Now, this stunning artist (one of LA Opera’s favorite leading ladies) will return for an unprecedented seventh leading soprano role here at LA Opera. Who is she? [Verónica Villarroel] 3. He was introduced to Los Angeles as a butcher’s assistant with a love of peaches and lemonade. Who is this velvety voiced singer, returning for his third role (and his second title role) this autumn? [Liam Bonner] 4. In her three L.A. appearances to date, she has been divine in Donizetti, rousing in Rossini and glamorous in Gounod. (We ...
As part of the ten days of mourning, the Mpumalanga province will be hosting a memorial service linked with the National memorial service. The Honourable Premier of Mpumalanga Mr. David Mabuza will address the gathering today at Mbombela Stadium, gates opened at 6am. Performances will be rendered by the daughter of the soil, the renowned international artist Pretty Yende and the singing sensation Idols Winner Musa Sukwene who also hails from Mpumalanga and the second Idols runner up the talented Brenden Ledwaba who is also the son of the Place of the Rising Sun. All the three performers will sign the Madiba condolence book at the stadium.
Internationally acclaimed South African born soprano, Pretty Yende, to headline her first ever South African Tour. Check out more info at Computicket:
Pretty Yende sits pretty as the shining star of South African opera, basking in roars of bravos, whistles and whoops on some of the biggest stages in the world.
Minister Paul Mashatile spoke at a gala performance last night at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, in honour of Pretty Yende!
"Classical Indulgence on SBIS 2" this Sunday features: Jerry Hadley [at his effortless best], Mariela Deva [rendering a young masterclass on ownership of one's instrument and self in performance], Franco Bonisolli [tune in for more, I haven't the right adjectives!], Luciano Pavarotti [You know what to expect; FIRE!], Renata Scotto [My crush, tune in you'll understand why], A divine pairing of "La Stupenda", the Dame Joan Sutherland alongside Jane Berbie doing that number that gave one of Africa's highly acclaimed foremost modern day vocal greats Pretty Yende her love at first "hear" with opera music, the benchmark of all Swedish vocal fineness [Salut Maestro Jussi Bjorling!], Nicolai Gedda; "Au fond du temple saint" anyone? ...then that beastly, majestically resplendant pairing of Carlos Alvarez and Michele Pertusi! In short, we bring the fire! Sunday, 9am-10am. Monday; 8pm-9pm. TUNE IN! [CI2013.]
Pretty Yende with President Jacob Zuma at the National Orders in South Africa During the award ceremony on...
if Jonathan Ball published what I read of Hlumelo Biko, they should soon publish Chris Malekane,Vusi Gumede, Nomfanelo Kota, Busani Ngcaweni, Yoli Makhasi, Lazola Ndamase, Thabo Masombuka, Kgosi Maepa, Pretty Yende, Gugu Ndima and soonest Bayanda Mzoneli. otherwise what I read is the case of smoke from woody fire!
Pretty Yende as Countess Adèle in 'Le Comte Ory' at the Metropolitan Opera house. Beautiful!
I went to the Metropolitan Opera last night and saw Le Comte Ory. I was DAZZLED by their soprano Pretty Yende. What phenomenal resonators she has. We will be hearing many more great things from her I'm sure.
What a delightful Rossini opera Le Comte Ory is! am glad that the Metropolitan Opera can stage these gorgeous revivals, and that there are artists like Juan Diego Flórez, Pretty Yende and Karine Deshayes with the talent and pluck to tackle the bel canto repertoire that would otherwise be languishing in music libraries. thanks to public broadcasting radio stations around the country for broadcasting live opera performances, both during their pledge periods and otherwise.
Pretty Yende on Imizwilili... She's living her Dream this one. La Scala girl
Hoping sleep comes tonight after wild and wonderful night at Count Ory at the Metropolitan Opera with Yende Pretty. All you young humans and future stars need to get student rush and come and have some 16th note fun!! Juan Diego is in his eliment AND Pretty Yende is a hairs breath away from what you are all capable of. Reach for the brass ring folks - it's not out of reach and when you get it - super exciting. You can all do this. It's just so exciting to watch and listen to!!! I'll be there every night!!! REALLY get thee to the MET for Count Ory!!! xoxox and good night, I hope.
Pretty Yende,Sourh African soprano i heard tonight at the Met :Wily Suitors and the Challenges of Chastity
New York Times on Pretty Yende at Metropolitan Opera: 'Her voice has a luminous sheen combined with steely resolve'
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Juan Diego Flórez stars in Bartlett Sher's "lively, colorful, and inventive production" (New York Times). Pretty Yende makes her Met debut as Countess Adèle, Karine Deshayes sings Isolier, and Nathan Gunn is the raffish Raimbaud.
A peek at the Act II Trio from LE COMTE ORY, opening Thursday and starring Pretty Yende, Karine Deshayes, Juan Diego Florez, and Nathan Gunn! Tickets and more videos here:
.Pretty Yende makes her much anticipated United Kingdom concert recital debut at the Wigmore Hall on the 6th...
i realize that some you misguided sick puppies are not into football...so I offer I very nice alternative tonight on ch 54 (PBS) starting @ 7pm - 9:30pm (must be charity drive week :-) 7:00 pm Great Performances Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Alan Gilbert, this September 2011 concert was popular Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's special gift to New York City. Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn is the evening's host. Bocelli was joined that rainy, windswept evening by pop stars Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster, and from the classical world, bass baritone Bryn Terfel, sopranos Ana Maria Martinez and Pretty Yende, and violinist Nicola Benedetti, along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Joe Miller. Bocelli presented a varied repertoire that includes well known arias, fan favorites, and some new surprises.duration 2:29:01 SRND51 TVG
Final night of the Global Gathering! Andrea Bocelli, Dionne Warwick and Pretty Yende concert :)
This is the concert venue for "Amore & Perdano", where we will be treated to performances by Andrea Bocelli, Dionne Warwick & Pretty Yende tomorrow night...
My instructions when I was appointed SA Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in August 2009, were to improve the terms of trade, share the "South African Experience" in South America and "provide leadership to the Embassy." These indicators have all been met. With my excellent team at our Mission in Buenos Aires, we have since September 2009, the date of my arrival here: 1. Increased SA exports by 83% to Argentina in 2011, despite fierce protectionism in the Mercosur trading bloc (last year a record R 1,3bn of SA exports received here); 2. Facilitated significant flows of FDI to SA including a R100m investment in E Cape;the seven major SA investors here have also received continuous attention and assistance. 3. Arranged Twinning agreements for Provinces of KZN and W Cape with Santa Fe and Mendoza; 4. Hosted the "SA Festival in Argentina" in November 201o, which included FW De Klerk, Mac Maharaj, Springbok Legends, Mandela Photo Exhibition, Movie Festival and opera stars Pretty Yende and Given Nko ...
Listening to Andrea Bocelli & Pretty Yende perform O Soave Fanciulla from La Bohème. So proud of our own Pretty!!
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