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Pretty Yende continues her meteoric rise through the world of opera. Her debut album A Journey received the Solo Recital Recording award at the 2017 International Opera Awards and critics were unanimous in showering praise on the beauty of Yende's voice and the intelligence of her singing. ‘Hers is a lyric coloratura voice of real beauty and flexibility' (Gramophone). ‘She displays not only a top-class vocal and dramatic technique but also a high-wire artist's courage and confidence. It's the sheer brilliance of her attack that leaves audiences around the world clamouring for more.' (Daily Mail).
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Pretty Yende - Dreams is IPR: Featured New Release
Soprano Pretty Yende grew up in a small town 200 miles from Johannesburg, South Africa. After hearing the famous "Flower Duet" by Leo Delibes in a television commercial, Yende decided to become an opera singer. She took the world by storm, first appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in 2013, when she was 27. Her newest album is called "Dreams." It features arias and ensemble pieces by Donizetti and Bellini...
Pretty Yende - Dreams is KCRW 'Featured new Release'
This week I'd like to share two new opera releases-one by stunning newcomer Pretty Yende and a second by the renowned veteran Luciano Pavarotti. Both CDs are highly recommended for devotees as well as opera neophytes. Pretty Yende is a young South African singer who has enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom. She fell in love with opera after hearing the famous "Flower Duet" from Léo Delibes' oper...