Sonya Yoncheva will be the star guest of the upcoming edition of “Fauteuils d’orchestre” on France 5, telecast on April 16 at 20:55h CET.
In the first part of the event, Sonya will be interviewed by Anne Sinclair, who will also guide the viewers through the evening. The second part of the night will feature a concert starring Sonya and her invitees for the program, tenor Benjamin Bernheim, accordion player Félicien Brut, cellist Astrig Siranossian and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński. They will be accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung and the Cappella Mediterranea led by Leonardo García Alarcón.
Sonya will sing “Un bel dì vedremo” from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, “Like an angel passing through my room” (ABBA), “Pur ti miro” from Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Jakub Józef Orliński, “Tacea la notte placida” from Verdi’s Il trovatore, “Adieu, notre petite table” from Massenet’s Manon, “Parigi o cara” from Verdi’s La traviata with Benjamin Bernheim and “No hay que decirle el primor” (Torrejon y Velazco).
The program can be viewed live on https://www.france.tv/france-5/ and will be available for replay after the telecast.
[Photo: Wiki Commons / Colombo]
UPDATE: Sonya Yoncheva unfortunately has to cancel the March 9 gala performance Spring. Love. Opera at the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow due to a cold.
In a statement on her social networks, Sonya says: “In Moscow, we had -22 degrees and I caught a very strong cold which unfortunately makes it impossible for me to sing tonight. It was a debut I was so much looking forward to and I hope to have the chance to sing at this theatre soon in the future.”
On February 27 at 1pm ET (7pm Central European Time), Sonya Yoncheva will star within the Met Stars Live in Concert series in a recital at the stunning library of the Kloster Schussenried monastery. The concert will be video streamed live on https://metstarslive.brightcove-services.com/ .
Accompanied by Julien Quentin, Sonya will sing arias from Verdi’s Aida and Il trovatore, Dvořák’s Rusalka, Puccini’s La bohème, Le villi and Madama Butterfly, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Handel’s Rinaldo, Massenet’s Thaïs and Manon, Bizet’s Carmen and a song by Marguerite Monnot and Édith Piaf.
Founded in 1183 by Premonstratensian monks, the Bad Schussenried monastery in South Germany was step-by-step enlarged until the mid of the 18th century. The magnificent library where the recital will take place is considered one of Germany’s most important Rococo rooms.
Recital “Ad una Stella”
Palau de les Arts,Valencia, Spain
Teatro de la Zarzuela,Madrid, Spain
Concert “Amours et Tragédies”
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées,Paris, France
Recorded at the Met Stars Live in Concert recital at Kloster Schussenried in February 2021. Piano: Julien Quentin
Recorded at “Weihnachten mit dem Bundespräsidenten” in Bernau, telecast by ZDF on December 24, 2020. Václav Luks leads the Kammerakademie Potsdam and the the vocal ensemble Amarcord.
Recorded at “Weihnachten mit dem Bundespräsidenten” in Bernau, telecast by ZDF on December 24, 2020. Václav Luks leads the Kammerakademie Potsdam.