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“Tosca” and solo concert in Japan

Sonya Yoncheva is back in Japan. On September 17, Sonya makes her Japanese operatic debut in the title role of Tosca at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall of Yokohama. She subsequently travels to Tokyo for more performances of Puccini’s masterpiece at the Bunka Kaikan on the 21st, 24th and 26th of September. Still at the Bunka Kaikan, Sonya wraps up her stay in the Country of the Rising Sun on September 30 with a grand solo concert featuring arias and scenes from Hérodiade, Thaïs, Il pirata, Iris, La bohème (Leoncavallo), Le Villi and Manon Lescaut. Francesco Ivan Ciampa leads the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra.

The performances of Tosca are part of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s Japan tour and reunite the winning Tosca team from this summer’s Arena di Verona festival: alongside Sonya in the title role, Vittorio Grigolo performs Cavaradossi and Roman Burdenko Scarpia, while Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts. The staging is Franco Zeffirelli’s stunning production from 2008.

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Opera Gala Concert in Varna

On August 31, Sonya Yoncheva appears in an opera gala concert at the Varna Summer Theatre, the festive closing of this year’s Summer Theatre Opera Festival.

Sonya performs with the Chorus and Orchestra of the State Opera Varna led by Krastin Nastev. Also singing are mezzo-soprano Valentina Kutsarova, bass Ivaylo Djurov, baritone Plamen Dimitrov and tenor Milen Bozhkov.

The concert features music from Bellini’s Norma, Puccini’s Tosca, Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz and Verdi’s La traviata, among others.

After the concert, Sonya will present and sign her book 15 Mirrors and her latest album The Courtesan.

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“Tosca” in Gstaad and Baden-Baden

In the wake of her enthusiastically greeted outings as Tosca earlier this month at the Arena di Verona, Sonya Yoncheva reprises the role of the fiery Roman diva for two concert performances at the Gstaad Festival, and at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, on August 25 and 27, 2023, respectively.

Domingo Hindoyan will lead the Gstaad Festival Orchestra & the Chor Konzert Theater Bern, and a stellar cast including Riccardo Massi as Mario Cavaradossi, Erwin Schrott, Matteo Peirone as Sagrestano, David Oštrek as Angelotti and Massimiliano Chiarolla as Spoletta

Tosca continues to prominently appear in the Bulgarian soprano’s upcoming schedule, as in September she will take part in a Japan tour with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Tokyo and Yokohama in the historical Zeffirelli production, reprising it later in the 2023/24 season at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

[Photo: Victor Santiago / SY11]

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Bunka Kaikan,

Tokyo, Japan
2023 OCTOBER 05


Teatro Colón,

Buenos Aires, Argentina
2023 OCTOBER 08


Auditorio Nacional del Sodre,

Montevideo, Uruguay

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