Sonya Yoncheva | News and Events
Lucia "Lucia di Lammermoor" Donizetti *
Opera Bastille, Paris **
September 10, 17, 23, 29, October 4, 9 ...
This Saturday, April 6, Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva stars as the iconic courtesan Violetta Valery in Verdi's La traviata for the opening of the Antipolis Theatre d'Antibes in Southern France. Sonya joins a first class roster of singers that includes Jean-Francois Borras as the lovelorn Alfredo and Luca Salsi as his father Giorgio Germont in a production by Jean-Louis Granda. Earlier this season Sonya sang the role of Violetta in this same production at the Opera de Monte-Carlo to great acclaim. Watch a video of her discussing and performing the role here: http://bit.ly/SonyaTraviata .
Later this month Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva makes her house debut at the Opera Theatre d'Avignon in a new production by Paul-Emile Fourny of "Romeo et Juliette," bringing her vivid portrayal of the title heroine to the iconic opera by Charles Gonoud. The performances, which take place on May 26 and 28, see Sonya performing opposite French tenor Florian Laconi as her ill-fated beloved Romeo, under the baton of Alain Guingal. To hear a recording of Sonya singing "Je veux vivre" at the Alte Oper Frankfurt in 2012, click here: http://bit.ly/SonyaJuliette .
Opera de Lille, France. 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 March 2012
" ...brazen, brilliant young Bulgarian soprano, Sonya Yoncheva. ";" ...an opulent soprano with an ample coloratura technique... "; " ...she produced a spectacular object lesson in Handelian singing put to the service of desire and pleasure. "; "The soprano, Sonya Yoncheva, also new to our parts and also one of the year's most startling debuts"
By Mark Swed - Los Angeles Times, November 2011.
Saturday November 19, 2011. Los Angeles Opera.
"A Gift of Love" - New York Avery Fisher Hall 02/14/2011
"Ms. Yoncheva complemented Mr. Domingo beautifully, singing with a rich dark tone. She won over an audience which, of course, had not come to hear her, with her highly flexible voice, blooming top, and winning stage presence. That she held her own with a legend is a testament to her great talent and self-possession. New York was privileged to see her last year in Dido and Aeneas. In this more exposed concert format, stripped of the cloak of stagecraft, she did not disappoint."
France 3 announced the release on DVD of the documentary film, Baroque Academie. The film, by Priscilla Pizzato and Martin Blanchard, portrays the exceptional adventure of the 2007 Jardin des Voix tour, the prestigious academy set up by the great conductor William Christie, which is to reveal the talent of young singers thanks to a tour of the world's major concert halls.
In 2007, ten young people, between 21 and 29 years of age, were able to enjoy this unique experience alongside the master of baroque music.
Soprano Sonya Yoncheva was chosen among 200 candidates.
Exciting pictures from her birth town Plovdiv, her family in Bulgaria and the dreams of the young soprano in her beginning of career...
Sonya Yoncheva, Domenico Menini and Marin Yonchev to perform tonight in the Plovdiv's amphitheater. 3000 people are expected to come to the Gala.
In the program pieces of Lehar, Verdi, Puccini, Bernstein, Queen...
Conductor: Alexey Izmirliev