On April 25, 2021, Sonya Yoncheva will launch a series of recitals featuring her programme Ad una Stella with a first concert taking place at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia. Sonya will be accompanied on the piano by Malcolm Martineau.
Further recitals of Ad una Stella will lead them to the ABAO Bilbao, the Munich Opera Festival and the Enescu Festival of Bucharest. The duo will also appear in recital at the Metropolitan Opera in January 2022.
Sonya returns to the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía following appearances in the title role of La traviata in 2013 conducted by Zubin Mehta.
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.”
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 Théâtre des Champs Elysées in March ’21 for Fauteuils d’Orchestre (France 5). Leonardo García Alarcon leads the Cappella Mediterranea. 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 Met Stars Live in Concert recital at Kloster Schussenried in February 2021. Piano: Julien Quentin