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In summer 2019 Sonya Yoncheva will return to the Salzburg Festival for the third year in a row, starring in the title role of a new Simon Stone production of Cherubini's Médée conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock. Sonya just caused a stir making her role debut as Médée in a new staging at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin in October. More information and tickets for the Salzburg Médée on the following link: https://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/p/medee
On November 7 Sonya Yoncheva will inaugurate the 2018/2019 Broad Stage Celebrity Opera Series in Santa Monica, California with a concert conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. She will continue her small tour in Latin America, making her Mexican debut at the Sala Nezahualcóyotl of Mexico City on November 13 and at the Teatro del Bicentenario in Leon, again under Maestro Hindoyan’s baton, on November 15. On November 17 she will conclude her tour joining forces with pianist Antoine Palloc for a concert at the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile.
On October 25 at 7:30 p.m. Central European Time Médée with Sonya Yoncheva in the title role will be video streamed live from Staatsoper Unter den Linden. You can watch the performance live on the following link:
On October 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Sonya Yoncheva will star in a Verdi gala concert at the Berliner Philharmonie alongside tenor Marin Yonchev. Massimo Zanetti will conduct the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester of Berlin. The program will include music from La traviata, Don Carlo, La forza del destino and Luisa Miller. Tickets on the following link: https://bit.ly/2PJhSxU
“Medea, terrifically performed by Sonya Yoncheva’s dark soprano voice which is over shining everything...”
Eleonore Büning, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
“... an admirable performance. Her singing is so enchantingly beautiful and excessively present that all the other characters seem to be pale in comparison... .”
Julia Spinola, Süddeutsche
"Yoncheva, a stage animal to her last molecule, still manages to bring an extraordinary range of colour and passion to the murderous role of Médée."
Shirley Apthorp, Financial Times
“Yoncheva loves, betrays and seduces, is desperate, is furious in her arias and duets. One can’t get enough of her singing. She inevitably outsings everyone around her.“
Volker Blech, Berliner Morgenpost
"There are just a few operas which are so connected to their protagonist like this one. Yoncheva lives up to this very well - definitely on the footsteps of Maria Callas... ... one follows these vocal high-voltage currents with amazements and raised pulse."
Gerard Felber, F.A.Z.
Sonya Yoncheva is earning critical praise for her Médée at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Click on "Read more" here below to see the complete press review.see more
On October 7, 2018 Sonya Yoncheva will add the 50th role to her repertoire: She will make her debut in the title role of Cherubini's Médée in a new Andrea Breth production conducted by Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden of Berlin. The other main roles will be sung by Charles Castronovo, Iain Paterson, Elsa Dreisig and Marina Prudenskaya. There will be six performances with the last show taking place on October 28. Médée will be Sonya's fifth role debut in only a year, following her star turns as Élisabeth de Valois in Don Carlos at the Paris Opera, in the title roles of Tosca and Luisa Miller at the Metropolitan Opera and as Imogene in Il pirata at La Scala.
On October 26, 2018 BelAir Classiques will release Tchaikovsky's Iolanta & The Nutcracker, recorded at the Opéra national de Paris and starring Sonya Yoncheva as Iolanta on DVD/Blu-Ray. The staging of the double bill is by Dmitri Tcherniakov, Alain Altinoglu conducts a cast featuring Arnold Rutkowski, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Andrei Jilihovschi & Vito Priante in Iolanta. Please click here for more information and to order the recording.
Sonya Yoncheva is very sorry not to be able to leave Berlin to perform the recital at Teatro alla Scala scheduled for September 18 she was very much looking forward to. Sonya will be back at La Scala in March for La traviata and in June for the Rolex Ambassadors Gala.
Sonya Yoncheva has been lauded by the international press for her performances in the title role of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Salzburg Festival. The New York Times describes her interpretation as “dramatically ferocious and vocally sensual”, the Financial Times praises her “plush, seductive soprano” and for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Sonya Yoncheva sings a Poppea full of the finest nuances, warm, soft, with little vibrato and an irresistible messa di voce”.
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