Sonya Yoncheva's debut solo recording "Paris, mon amour!" (Sony Classical) is on the shortlist for the 2016 Gramophone Awards, in the Recital Category. The album also features the Orquestra de la communicat Valenciana, conducted by Fréderic Chaslin. The track listing includes operatic highlights by Puccini, Massenet, Offenbach, and more. Purchase your copy today via Amazon.com, and stay tuned this autumn as Gramophone announces the winners!
"Paris, mon amour!" Reviews:
"Aficionados of French (or France-based) opera will warm to ‘Paris, mon amour’ by the Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva. Schooled in the refinements of Baroque opera by William Christie, she here broadens out into the Romantic repertoire, demonstrating that her rich, malleable timbre, control and sensibility open doors for her across a good range from Massenet to Offenbach, Puccini and Verdi to André Messager. As a sampler of her formidable gifts, this is a sure collector’s item." (Gramophone)
"Sonya Yoncheva caused a sensation as Lucia di Lammermoor in Paris in 2013, and her first album celebrates the city that made her a star with a portrait of the Belle Époque. The programme surveys both the familiar and the little known, as Massenet and Gounod are placed alongside Messager and Lecocq. Extracts from La traviata and La bohème are included (both have Parisian settings), while Anna's aria from Le Villi nicely pinpoints Massenet's influence on the young Puccini's style. The dominant mood is one of erotic yearning, whether sensed beneath veneers of emotional calm or shot through with darker psychological turmoil." (Sinfini Music)