Sonya Yoncheva named's Artist of the Year, celebrated with broadcast from Paris on April 18

Tune into on Tuesday, April 18 for a live broadcast of Sonya Yoncheva's concert at the Philharmonie de Paris, with the Academia Montis Regalis and conductor Alessandro de Marchi. Ms. Yoncheva will sing a range of Baroque opera selections, including arias by Handel, Purcell, and Rameau. This is Ms. Yoncheva's first featured broadcast as's Artist of the Year, and this concert is presented as one of many future selections to be featured on the channel.

"I'm incredibly honored to be's "Artist of the Year". I love this cool platform and am excited to bring the magic of a live performance and our beautiful art form to a larger audience around the world." -Sonya

Programme notes: 

Trained in William Christie's Jardin des Voix, Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva has become one of the most celebrated and exciting performers of her generation. She is particularly acclaimed for her interpretations of great lyric opera roles: after her performance in La Traviata in Berlin in December of 2015 Die Welt declared her "the finest Violetta since Maria Callas." In February of 2017 she released the Sony Classical Album Handel, featuring selected airs written by the beloved baroque composer for his strong and versatile operatic heroines.

The soprano is joined by conductor Alessandro de Marchi and his orchestra Academia Montis Regalis (both also featured on Yoncheva's album Handel) for a concert of opera airs by three baroque masters: Handel, Rameau, and Purcell. From Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto to Rameau's Les Indes galantes to Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, audiences are taken on a sweeping musical journey sure to delight!