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Sonya Yoncheva makes her Enescu Festival debut

On September 22, Sonya Yoncheva makes her debut at the prestigious George Enescu Festival, appearing in recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau. The concert takes place at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest and features music by Duparc, Viardot, Chausson, Donizetti, Delibes, Puccini, Martucci, Tosti and Verdi.

At 16:30h local time (15:30h Central European Time, 9:30am Eastern Time), the concert is being live video streamed on

Sonya has a series of recitals ahead of her this season, with star turns subsequently bringing her to the Paris Salle Gaveau, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Konzerthaus Wien, Metropolitan Opera and Philharmonie Berlin.

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Role debut as Manon Lescaut in Hamburg

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.

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Singer of the Year at Opus Klassik 2021

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.

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next performances

2021 OCTOBER 3, 6, 9, 12, 17

Puccini “Tosca” title role

Opernhaus Zürich,

Zürich, Switzerland
2021 OCTOBER 21


Salle Gaveau,

Paris, France
2021 OCTOBER 29


Symfonisk Sal,

Aarhus, Denmark

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Chausson: “Le temps des lilas”

Sonya Yoncheva singing Ernest Chausson’s “Le temps des lilas” in her recital at the Enescu Festival of Bucharest on September 22, 2021 with Malcolm Martineau on the piano.

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Monteverdi: “S’apre la tomba” (Rebirth)

Sonya Yoncheva singing Monteverdi’s “S’apre la tomba” from her Sony Classical album “Rebirth” with the Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo Garcia Alarcón.

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Mascagni “Intermezzo” & “Ave Maria”

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