On September 9, Sonya Yoncheva will make her eagerly awaited debut in the title role of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. The concert performance will also be her house debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg. Francesco Ivan Ciampa will conduct, while Brian Jagde, Kartal Karagedik and Tigran Martirossian will appear in the other main parts. There will be two more performances in Hamburg on September 12 and 15.
Sonya’s originally scheduled debut as Manon Lescaut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2020 and later at the Bayerische Staatsoper earlier this year had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. It is the first of several new Puccini roles for the soprano, with Madama Butterfly being her following Puccini debut in a future season. Other notable operas by the composer from Lucca in Sonya’s repertoire include Tosca and La bohème (Mimì), parts she has performed on all of the world’s leading stages such as the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opéra, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper and Staatsoper Berlin.
More information about Manon Lescaut on the WEBSITE of Staatsoper Hamburg.
Sonya Yoncheva has been named Singer of The Year at the Opus Klassik Awards 2021 for her album Rebirth.
The awards ceremony will take place on October 10, 2021 at Konzerthaus Berlin and will be telecast by ZDF.
Born out of the Echo Klassik Awards, the Opus Klassik is considered Germany’s most important classical music award and has been granted since 2018. This year’s jury consists of Kerstin Schüssler-Bach, Michael Becker, Michael Brüggemann, Arnt Cobbers, Tobias Feilen, Manfred Görgen, Stephanie Haase, Cleopatra Sofroniou, and Julia Spinola.
More information on https://www.opusklassik.de/
On August 31, Sonya Yoncheva and Plácido Domingo will appear in a much-awaited gala concert at the St. Alexander Nevsky Square in Sofia. The open-air performance will be live video streamed at 5:30pm UTC (7:30pm Central European Time, 1:30pm Eastern Time) on
An on demand video will be available immediately after the concert.
The operatic superstars will be accompanied by the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nayden Todorov.
Tickets for the concert on
Recital “Ad una Stella”
Enescu Festival,Bucharest, Romania
Puccini “Tosca” title role
Opernhaus Zürich,Zürich, Switzerland
Salle Gaveau,Paris, France
Sonya Yoncheva singing Monteverdi’s “S’apre la tomba” from her Sony Classical album “Rebirth” with the Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo Garcia Alarcón.
Domingo Hindoyan conducts the Würth Philharmoniker in Pietro Mascagni’s “Intermezzo” from “Cavalleria rusticana”, with Sonya Yoncheva subsequently singing “Ave Maria” by the same composer.
Recorded at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden on July 24, 2021.
You can view the complete concert online on demand on https://www.digitalfestivalhall.de/video/8/starsopranistin-sonya-yoncheva-in-einer-glanzvollen-operngala
Recorded at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in July 2021. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda, Staging: Roberto Andò