Sonya Yoncheva appears in “Hommage Daniel Barenboim” in Salzburg
On May 29, Sonya Yoncheva appears in a star-studded gala concert at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, paying tribute to legendary conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim.
Sonya will sing Ciò-Ciò San’s aria “Un bel dì vedremo” from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino led by Zubin Mehta. Other artists appearing at the concert include Cecilia Bartoli, Rolando Villazón, Plácido Domingo, Martha Argerich and Lang Lang.
Daniel Barenboim has been playing an important role in Sonya Yoncheva’s career. He invited her to sing Violetta in a new production of La traviata at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in 2015 led by the Maestro, causing a stir, with the international press lauding her as the “best Violetta since Maria Callas” (Die Welt). Daniel Barenboim also conducted the Staatsoper Unter den Linden’s new staging of Cherubini’s Médée with Sonya Yoncheva in the title role, now one of her most celebrated roles.
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Operatic gala concert in Düsseldorf
On May 12, 2023, Sonya Yoncheva makes her house debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. Sonya is the star guest of an operatic gala concert organised by the association of the friends of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and will sing conducted by Axel Kober. The concert will also feature ensemble singers of the opera company sharing the stage with her. On the program for Sonya are “Musette svaria sulla bocca viva” from Leoncavallo’s La Bohème, “Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” and the act 1 duet between Mimì and Rodolfo (Eduardo Aladrén) from Puccini’s La Bohème, “Vissi d’arte” from Puccini’s Tosca, “Dis-moi que je suis belle” from Massenet’s Thaïs and “Sola, perduta, abbandonata” from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Following the concert, Sonya will sign her album “The Courtesan”.
[Photo: Victor Santiago / SY11 Productions]