Pretty Yende | soprano

Les Frivolités parisiennes
Lorenzo Passerini | direction 

Pretty Yende's charm and elegance for a kaleidoscopic programme.

Pretty Yende
Pretty Yende © Dario Acosta


Nicolai Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, overture
Mozart Exsultate, jubilate, motet K. 165
Rossini La Cenerentola, ouverture
« Una voce poco fa », aria from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
« Squallida veste... caro padre », recitative and aria from Il turco in Italia 
Hérold Zampa, ou la fiancée de marbre, overture
Gounod « Je veux vivre », aria from Roméo et Juliette
« Si j’osais seulement... Ah ! Je ris de me voir », recitative and aria from Faust
Donizetti Don Pasquale, overture
« Regnava nel silenzio... Quando rapito in estasi », recitative and aria from Lucia di Lammermoor
« Quel guardo... So anch’io la virtù magica », recitative and aria from Don Pasquale 

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Since her success at the Operalia Competition in 2011, Pretty Yende was certainly destined for a resounding career.  The South African soprano has quickly established herself in major roles on all international stages, but above all, she has never ceased to amaze audiences with her disarming naturalness, her uninhibited elegance, not to mention the radiant brilliance of her voice.  What a promising intuition to join the Frivolités Parisiennes, a modern and vibrant orchestra, for a solo recital with iridescent contours!  It is a delightful stylistic palette that the singer chooses to explore in this programme: she will in turn perform arias from the inescapable Rossini that made her famous, unequalled dramatic passages from the pen of Donizetti, but also two of Gounod's most outstanding pieces (including the famous "Air des bijoux"!), and excerpts from Mozart's magnificent sacred music - another repertoire in which she excels, as she so delightfully demonstrated here in 2018.

PRODUCTION Les Grandes Voix

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