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Sonya Yoncheva to make Japan debut

Sonya Yoncheva will make her Japanese debut on July 2, singing an operatic concert in Tokyo with Nayden Todorov leading the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is part of the Japan Performing Arts Foundation’s Great Singers Series 2022 and will take place at the Bunka Kaikan.

Sonya will sing “Tacea la notte placida…Di tale amor” from Verdi’s Il trovatore, “In quelle trine morbide” from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, “Pace, pace, mio Dio” from Verdi’s La forza del destino, “Casta Diva” from Bellini’s Norma, “Se come voi piccina io fossi” from Le villi, “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca and “Un bel dì vedremo” from Madama Butterfly.

More information and tickets on https://www.nbs.or.jp/english/stages/2022/singer/01.html.

[Photo: A.Bofill/Liceu Barcelona]

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“La Gioconda” at Teatro alla Scala

Sonya Yoncheva is forced to cancel her participation as the protagonist of La Gioconda at the Teatro alla Scala due to illness.

The soprano has been fighting a very strong flu for a couple of weeks and is still not in the shape to participate in the rehearsals. Since the premiere is only two weeks away, it is not possible for her to still commit on making her debut in such a demanding role at this point.

“I have been looking so much forward to performing this role at one of my favorite theatres”, says Sonya. “The only consolation now after I withdraw from the performances of La Gioconda is that I will be back at La Scala in October for Fedora and that I will be debuting Gioconda, a role I completely fell in love with in 2024.

[Photo by Victor Santiago]

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