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On 26 May 2019, Sonya Yoncheva will star in the Jubilee Concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera, singing "Un bel dì vedremo" from Madama Butterfly. The free concert will take place at Herbert von Karajan Platz and will feature a star-studded line-up of singers including Roberto Alagna, Benjamin Bernheim, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Jonas Kaufmann, Aleksandra Kurzak, Erwin Schrott and Nina Stemme. Marco Armiliato will lead the orchestra and chorus of the Vienna State Opera.
On May 6, 2019 at 7 p.m. the documentary about Sonya Yoncheva "Sempre Libera" will be shown for the first time in Germany at the Schloss Friedrichsfelde in Berlin. There will be an additional screening on May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut in Berlin. In order to attend the event please send an email to [email protected]
Sonya Yoncheva has won this year's Readers' Award at the International Opera Awards. The Readers' Award is the only prize at the prestigious event which is decided by public vote. "I am thrilled to have won this award and I'm particularly happy that this wonderful recognition comes from the audience.", says Sonya Yoncheva. Founded in 2012, the International Opera Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in opera around the world. The aim of the event is to raise the profile of opera as an artform internationally.
In May 2019, Sonya Yoncheva will bring her “refined, thoughtful Tosca” (The New York Times) to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in her first performances in the role after her acclaimed debut in a new production at the Metropolitan Opera last season. There will be four performances on May 3, 6, 9 and 12. Domingo Hindoyan will conduct, Teodor Ilincăi will sing Cavaradossi and Andrzej Dobber Scarpia. More information and tickets on https://bit.ly/2W5WOop
On April 25 and 28, Sonya Yoncheva will join Zubin Mehta and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as Desdemona for two concert performances of Verdi's Otello at the Philharmonie Berlin. The performances will also feature Arsen Soghomonyan (Otello), Luca Salsi (Iago) and Francesco Demuro (Cassio) in the main roles, and the Berlin Rundfunkchor. Sonya has received glowing reviews for her performances as Desdemona in Robert Wilson’s new staging at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden earlier this month, praised by critics for her "strong, dark, even combative tones" (BR-Klassik) as well as her "luminous lyricism" (Musik Heute) and "finely spun pianissimo high notes" (NZZ).
Sonya Yoncheva is very sorry that she is no longer able to sing Médée at Salzburg Festival this summer. Due to Austrian maternity protection laws she is not permitted to take part in all the rehearsals and performances. Although Sonya makes the announcement with a heavy heart, she looks forward to returning to Salzburg Festival in the seasons to come.
In April 2019 Sonya Yoncheva will bring her "exquisite, uncommonly passionate Desdemona" (The New York Times) to the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. The new production by Robert Wilson will open on April 13 on occasion of the Easter Festival 2019. Zubin Mehta will conduct the Berlin Philharmonics, the Philharmonia Chor Wien and the Kinderchor Baden-Baden. Stuart Skelton will sing Otello, Vladimir Stoyanov Iago, Francesco Demuro Cassio, Anna Malavasi Emilia, Gregory Bonfatti Roderigo, Federico Sacchi Lodovico and Giovanni Furlanetto Montano. There will be a total of four performances with the last one taking place on April 22. More information and tickets on https://bit.ly/2IdCihI
On March 31, 2019 Sonya Yoncheva will join the Mannheimer Philharmoniker and conductor Boian Videnoff for a benefit concert in favor of the orchestra. Founded in 2009, the orchestra has set itself the goal of offering promising young musicians a springboard to start their professional career. Sonya will sing a selection of arias from Hérodiade, Le Cid, Carmen, Thaïs, Les centes vierges, Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, and Gianni Schicchi. More information and tickets: https://bit.ly/2XY2D8P
On March 5 Sonya Yoncheva will star in a recital at the Salle Garnier in Monte-Carlo accompanied by Antoine Palloc. She will sing music by Alfredo Catalani, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Giuseppe Martucci, Giacomo Puccini, Paolo Tosti and Giuseppe Verdi. More information and tickets: https://bit.ly/2TtFImd
[Photo by Dario Acosta]