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On March 2, 2019 Sonya Yoncheva will make her Budapest debut in an Italian Opera Gala for the Hungarian State Opera at the Erkel Theatre. She will sing arias and duets from Puccini's Le villi, La bohème, Manon Lescaut and Madama Butterfly. Balázs Kocsár will lead the Hungarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra. More information and tickets on http://www.opera.hu/v/italian-gala
Sonya Yoncheva is very sorry to have to withdraw from the performances of La traviata at Teatro alla Scala on 12, 14 and 17 March. Ms Yoncheva is under doctor's orders to not perform in a staged opera production in the next couple of weeks, but is allowed to appear in concerts. She will perform in concert in Budapest on March 2, in Monte-Carlo on March 5 and in Mannheim on March 31.
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Sonya Yoncheva has been invited to attend the 91st Academy Awards. The event will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on February 24.
"The loveliest performance I have heard from her at the Met" (The Observer), "Her velvety soprano was in excellent form" (New York Classical Review), "this consummate actress came close to moving the audience to tears" (Bachtrack) - Sonya Yoncheva received critical praise for her performances in the title role of Iolanta at the Metropolitan Opera. To see the press review please click on "Read More" here below.see more
Sonya Yoncheva has been nominated for the International Opera Awards Readers’ Award 2019. You can vote for Sonya on the following link:
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In January and February 2019 Sonya Yoncheva will reprise the title role of Iolanta in her first performances of the role at the Metropolitan Opera. Sonya made her triumphant debut in the part in 2016 at the Opéra National in Paris, causing the New York Times to laude her extraordinary Iolanta and her “clear and focused” voice (Zachary Woolfe).
In New York Tchaikovsky’s one-act-opera will be coupled with Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle”. Henrik Nánási will conduct Mariusz Trelinski's staging. Performances on January 24 & 28, February 1, 4, 9, 14, 2019.
Infos and tickets on https://bit.ly/2skTBnH
Sonya Yoncheva is on the cover of the Metropolitan Opera's 2019 wall calendar. The photo shows Sonya as Desdemona in Bartlett Sher's production of Otello which opened the Met's 2015/16 season. You can buy it on Amazon in various countries:
Sonya Yoncheva will welcome the new year in Paris, starring in the prestigious 350th Anniversary Inaugural Gala of the Opéra National on December 30 and 31. The gala will take place at the Palais Garnier and will also feature tenor Bryan Hymel and baritone Ludovic Tézier as well as dancers Léonore Baulac, Eleonora Abbagnato, Amandine Albisson, Mathieu Ganio, Stéphane Bullion and Florian Magnenet. Dan Ettinger will lead the orchestra of the Paris Opera. On December 31 at 10:35 CET the gala will be telecast by Arte. You can watch it online on the following link: https://bit.ly/2CwjCX5
Sonya Yoncheva has been honoured with the Opera Award by the Chilean Art Critics Circle for her November 17 recital at the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar. The award is given every year in the categories visual arts, movies, dance, literature, music, opera, theater and television. On January 14, 2019 the 2018 award ceremony will take place at the Cultural Center of Las Condes. After her Chile debut at the Teatro del Lago Sonya earned rave reviews for her "warm and fiery" timbre, "a phenomenon in itself" (Tiempo de Música), her "ease both in the low and high register" (Culto), her "surprising volume and astonishing ease throughout the range; the richness and variety of her vocal colors, her low notes which sound like those of a mezzo-soprano, her lovely pianissimi" and her expression that "arises from the heart, free from any "diva" poses" (El Mercurio).