On June 18, Sonya Yoncheva takes part in the 10th edition of the grand gala Musiques en fête at the antique theatre of Orange. Opening the 2021 edition of the Chorégies d’Orange, the evening will be broadcast on the French TV channel France 3, on France.tv and on the radio channel France Musique at 21:05h Central European Time on the 18th. There will be an additional telecast on TV5 Monde on June 25 at 21:00h CET.
Besides Sonya, the gala will see performances by Ermonela Jaho, Laurent Gerra, Béatrice Uria Monzon, Nemanja Radulovic, Javier Camarena, Patrizia Ciofi, Imany, Lucienne Renaudin Vary, Ildar Abdrazakov, Cyrille Dubois, Marina Viotti, Ambroisine Bré, Florian Laconi, Sara Blanch Freixes, Nicolas Cavallier, Jeanne Gérard, Thomas Bettinger, Lionel Lhote, Fabienne Conrad, Erminie Blondel, Faustine De Monès, Irene Olvera, the children’s choir Pop The Opéra, the Choir of the Opéra de Monte Carlo and the Maîtrise des Bouches-du-Rhône.
Luciano Acocella and Didier Benetti will conduct the Orchestre de Cannes PACA.
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Sonya Yoncheva has received the Golden Quill Award, established by the Cantus Firmus music agency and the Makta gallery in partnership with Classic FM radio in Bulgaria.
Honoring Bulgarian artists for their contribution to the art and culture of the country, the award was established more than 25 years ago. The exquisite golden brooch, fashioned in the shape of a nib, has been assigned to some of the most prominent Bulgarian artists in their field.
Lauding Sonya’s “operatic talent which shines with every appearance on the world’s biggest stages”, her “voice which is a priceless treasure that captivates millions of opera connoisseurs”, her “charisma” and “exceptional portrayals in various operas”, Sonya was awarded the prize on May 21 in Sofia.
On May 21 and 24, Sonya Yoncheva returns to the Wiener Staatsoper in one of her most celebrated roles, that of Tosca. Sharing the stage with Piotr Beczała as Cavaradossi and Ambrogio Maestri as Scarpia, Sonya sings under the baton of Axel Kober and in the historic Margarethe Wallmann staging from 1958.
Sonya was supposed to perform Tosca at Wiener Staatsoper in March 2020 and earlier this year, but the performances were cancelled due to the lockdowns in Austria.
After her sensational role debut as Tosca in a new production at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2017/2018 season, Sonya sang the role of the Roman Diva at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and is scheduled to reprise it next season at the Opernhaus Zürich.
Recital “Ad una Stella”
Théâtre du Capitole,Toulouse, France
Prinzregententheater,Munich Opera Festival, Germany
Giordano “Siberia” Stephana
Maggio Musicale,Florence, Italy
Recorded at the Chorégies d’Orange in June 2021 for Musiques en fête on France 3. Conductor: Didier Benetti. Watch the whole transmission HERE.
Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées of Paris in March 2021 for Fauteuils d’Orchestre on France 5. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Watch the whole transmission HERE.
Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in March ’21 for Fauteuils d’Orchestre (France 5). Leonardo García Alarcon leads the Cappella Mediterranea. Whole transmission HERE.