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Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Saimir Pirgu present a Concert lyrique at Chorégies d'Orange, on August 5. The duo sings much loved arias and duets from the operatic canon, including selections by Puccini, Verdi, Massenet, and more, many of which are receiving their first performances at Chorégies d'Orange. Paul Daniel leads the Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine for this performance.see more
Es zählt zu den Paradoxien des Musikmarkts, dass er die Unverwechselbarkeit seiner Stars mit Slogans propagiert, die deren Austauschbarkeit zu Markte tragen. Anna Netrebko wurde seinerzeit als die "neue Callas" berühmt. Jetzt folgt Sonya Yoncheva ihr auf dem Fuße – und wird prompt als die "neue Netrebko" gefeiert. Zutreffend an diesem Vergleich ist allein, dass Sonya Yoncheva ihm standhält. Das wiederum ist eine ganze Menge.see more
Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role in Mascagni's rarely performed and darkly beautiful Iris, in concert on July 26 at the annual Festival Radio France Montpellier. Ms. Yoncheva is joined by tenor Andrea Carè as Osaka, and Gabriele Viviani as Kyoto. Domingo Hindoyan leads the Orchestre national Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon for this concert event, hosted at the Corum, which will also receive a radio broadcast via France Musique.see more
Ob als Mimi in Puccinis "La Bohème", Gilda in Verdis "Rigoletto" oder Violetta in "La Traviata": Die Sopranistin Sonya Yoncheva brilliert in den großen Rollen der Opernliteratur. Mit ihrem Stimmvolumen, den technisch perfekten Koloraturen, dem farbenreichen Timbre und der ausdrucksstarken Bühnenpräsenz begeistert sie Kritiker und Publikum an den renommiertesten Opernhäusern der Welt.
Sonya Yoncheva is featured in two of her signature roles this summer at the Munich Opernfestspiele. She sings Mimì in Puccini's La bohème performances on July 3 & 6, with Wookyung Kim as Rodolfo, Levente Molnár as Marcello, and Julie Fuchs is Musetta. Asher Fisch leads the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, featuring a treasured production by Otto Schenk.see more
"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."
Dr. Ingobert Waltenberger - Online Merkersee more
Sonya Yoncheva sings Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes and the Ensemble Amarillis, on June 27 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. The programme also highlights Scarlatti's Concerto grosso n°3 en fa Majeur (extrait des six concertos à sept parties), Mancini's Sonata No. 14, and Durante's Concerto grosso and Entracte. The performance is part of the 'Great Voices' series at the TCE; please note several price levels are now sold-out.see more
"In her return, the Bulgarian soprano confirms that she remains one of the current best interpreters of the role . . . In the first act Yoncheva's Violetta is sure of herself: her powerful voice, her perfect coloratura, the youth of her tone is used it to express the rebellious heroine. In the second act, she creates the psychology of the character, making noticeable changes in her voice: musicality, pianissimo, a play on colors, a lighter voice or rather vehement (for "Amami Alfredo"), are again all serving the interpretation . . . Death, however, simple and human, requires no reservations. In the end, Yoncheva's Violetta is very rich, both dramatically and musically."see more
A message from Sonya:
Dear friends, I am happy to tell you that I am ready to return to the stage and will sing the remaining three performances of La Traviata at Opéra national de Paris on June 1, 4 & 7. It has been heart-breaking time but I look forward to singing this gorgeous music for you all. Thank you for all your kind words in this difficult time. It really meant a lot. Love, Sonyasee more