Sonya Yoncheva | News and Events
Sonya Yoncheva stars as Violetta in Verdi's La traviata on April 26 & 29 and May 2 at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Ms. Yoncheva has been proclaimed "... the best Traviata in the world at present ... She is the finest Violetta since Maria Callas” (Die Welt). The sold-out run of performances features an international cast, including Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Alfredo Germont, and Leo Nucci as Giorgio Germont, with Andrea Battistoni leading from the pit. Visit Staatsoper.de to see updates on ticket availability, and production information.see more
Sonya Yoncheva named Medici.tv's Artist of the Year, celebrated with broadcast from Paris on April 18
Tune into Medici.tv 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 Medici.tv'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 medici.tv'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." -Sonyasee more
Sonya Yoncheva, along with the Academia Montis Regalis and conductor Alessandro De Marchi, will embark on a multi-city concert tour throughout Europe this year. The programme features the repertoire of "Baroque Heroines," including arias by Georg Friedrich Handel (Giulio Cesare, Agrippina, Theodora) and Jean-Philippe Rameau (Castor et Pollux). They will present concerts at the Philharmonie de Paris (April 18) and the Salzburg Festival (August 13).see more
"In the current run of Verdi’s classic tragedy at the Met, Sonya Yoncheva has no trouble filling that space. Her interpretation of the meteoric heroine has earned every ounce of the praise that has been heaped on it.
From the beginning, her Violetta is a ferocious force, driven by the knowledge of her impending death to live as fast a life as she can, even if it only hastens her demise. The sudden entrance of Alfredo into her life grounds her momentarily, just as their separation puts her back on her downward spiral. In following the turbulent arc of Violetta, Yoncheva brings a vivid, breathing character to the stage—few are the sopranos who can bring a listener to tears simply by reading a letter aloud.see more
Sonya Yoncheva makes her debut in the title role of Puccini's Tosca next season with The Philadelphia Orchestra, which will also be her debut with the ensemble. Ms. Yoncheva stars as the tragic Puccini heroine on May 12, 16 & 19, 2018, led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with tenor Yusif Eyvazov as Cavaradossi and baritone Ambrogio Maestri as Scarpia. This concert-staged presentation, directed by James Alexander, will be a highlight of the Orchestra's 2017/18 season.see more
Sonya Yoncheva makes her greatly anticipated return to The Metropolitan Opera stage this season in a signature role, Violetta in Verdi's timeless La traviata. Performances take place February 24 and March 1, 4, 7, 11, 14 & 18 with a cast that also includes Michael Fabiano as Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as Germont. Nicola Luisotti leads the Met Opera Orchestra for all dates, which feature the iconic Willy Decker production that has graced stages across the globe.see more
What's On Stage 2017 Opera Poll - Sonya Yoncheva's Norma lauded as "Outstanding Achievement in an Operatic Role"
This year's What's On Stage 2017 Opera Poll has honored Sonya Yoncheva for her debut in the title role of Bellini's Norma at the Royal Opera House. Ms. Yoncheva is the winner in the "Outstanding Achievement in an Operatic Role" category; winners were selected by popular vote via What's On Stage's website. Congratulations to all of the honorees!see more
New Year's Eve Concert at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, with live radio broadcast on Saarländischer Rundfunk
Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Piotr Beczała are the featured soloists at a spectacular New Year's Eve Gala Concert, hosted at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. They are accompanied by the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, directed by Maestro Domingo Hindoyan, on a sparkling programme featuring works by Gounod, Massenet, Bizet, Lehár & more. Tune in on December 31 via Saarländischer Rundfunk online for a live radio broadcast of the concert. ARTE.tv is also filming the performance for a future broadcast (date TBA).see more
'Le nozze di Figaro' on Deutsche Grammophon nominated for 2017 GRAMMY Award in "Best Opera Recording" category
Deutsche Grammophon's recent release of Le nozze di Figaro from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, starring Sonya Yoncheva as the Countess, has been nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award in the "Best Opera Recording" category. Her unforgettable portrayal was lauded by audiences and critics alike:
"The recording impresses above all with the two female leads . . . The Contessa di Almaviva of Sonya Yoncheva is a class of its own. Her lyrically expansive and capable soprano with a highly attractive Eigentimbre, the elegance of the presentation, the perfect phrasing, the engaging of the ensembles, the playfulness, to be taken with all the technical hurdles, all of this is a singular dream. Every inch a diva. "The" Dove sono "becomes a human and artistic manifesto." (Online-Merker)see more