Sonya Yoncheva on maternity leave until November
Sonya Yoncheva is expecting her second child in fall and will therefore not be performing until November 2019. Sonya will be back on stage first for Puccini gala concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (November 9), the Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow (November 13) and the Bulgaria Hall Sofia (November 15). Following this series of concerts, the star soprano will appear as Imogene in six performances of Il pirata at the Teatro Real of Madrid from November 30 to December 15, 2019.
Photo by Francesco Maria Colombo
Harmonia Mundi CD/DVD release of “L’incoronazione di Poppea”
On July 30, 2019, the Harmonia Mundi CD/DVD recording of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea from the Salzburg Festival 2018 will go on sale exclusively in Salzburg, before being released internationally on the 30th of August (expected release date). The special edition for the 40th anniversary of Les Arts Florissants contains three CDs and two DVDs in one. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title part of Poppea, William Christie conducts and the staging is by Jan Lawers.
Photo: © Salzburger Festspiele / Maarten Vanden Abeele