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Sonya Yoncheva, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and tenor Marcelo Álvarez are featured in concert on May 27 on the historic Palace Square in St. Petersburg, hosted in celebration of City Day. This free performance is open to the public, with thousands of spectators expected to attend the event.see more
"Joseph Calleja and Sonya Yoncheva teamed up to give one of the most gorgeous renditions of the Mimì-Rodolfo scene from Act I of La Bohème that has been seen on the company stage in several years ... Yoncheva responded with ravishing colors in “Si, mi chiamano Mimì,” sporting a full soprano that soars easily into the house. She played the scene so convincingly that even in such a limited excerpt, it seemed she had crafted a full portrayal of the character."
Eric C. Simpson - New York Classical Reviewsee more
On May 19, Sonya Yoncheva will sing Violetta in the complete second act of Verdi's La traviata as part of a Gala Concert with Plácido Domingo, held at the Wiener Staatsoper. Mr. Domingo sings Giorgio Germont, with Dmitry Korchak as Alfredo Germont, led by conductor Marco Armiliato on the podium. The concert also highlights performances from Verdi's Un ballo in maschera (Act III) and Simon Boccanegra (Act III). This event is hosted in celebration of Maestro Domingo's 50th Anniversary on the Vienna stage, and will also receive a Live Stream - visit the link for additional information.see more
"If Sonya Yoncheva's latest take on the big romantic repertory is not to be forgotten, the singer was trained at William Christie's Jardin des Voix and her repertoire even extends to Monteverdi (L 'Incoronazione di Poppea and Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria) ... the voice of Sonya Yoncheva evolved, matured ... Yoncheva knows very well the rules and the diction, and this performance was extremely exciting."see more
Sonya Yoncheva is featured among a starry roster of artists for The Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Gala Concert at Lincoln Center, hosted on May 7 on the Met stage. Ms. Yoncheva and tenor Joseph Calleja sing the heartrending finale of Puccini's La bohème for the performance, with stage direction and set designs by Julian Crouch and projection designs from 59 Productions. The evening, which also features a post-performance Gala Dinner, also includes artistic contributions from Plácido Domingo, René Pape, Dolora Zajick, and many more. Tickets and additional information are available via MetOpera.org.see more
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