Operalia 2011

Pretty Yende wins Operalia 2011


There was tremendous joy, pride and excitement as South African Soprano Pretty Yende took first prize in the Female Section of most prestigious singing competition in the world, the “Operalia World Opera Competition”. Miss Yende – a former graduate of the Opera School of the South African College of Music where she studied under Prof. Virgina Davids – currently resides in Milan, Italy, where she recently made her debut and completed her first year as member of the La Scala Opera Studio.

The nineteenth edition of the Operalia International Competition took place in Moscow from 18th to 24th of July [read more…]

Pretty Yende wins Operalia 20112011-07-25T11:13:12+02:00

Pretty Yende Gala Concert: Photos


Photos from the "Pretty Yende & Friends Opera Gala Concert" and Tenth Anniversay Gala 2010 hosted by Diemersfontein Wines. Pretty Yende, Albert Combrink, Luthando Qave, Given Nkosi, and July Zuma, Elizabeth Frandsen.

Pretty Yende Gala Concert: Photos2010-09-03T06:18:29+02:00

Pretty Yende & Friends Gala Concert: Cape Town City Hall – Photos


The Pretty Yende & Friends Opera Gala Concert presented by Diemersfontein Wines to raise funds for the Excelence in Africa Trust, held in a sold-out Cape Town City Hall on 11 August 2010 was an enormous success. A large sum of money was raised to boost the scholarship fund for young South African artists on the verge of international careers.

Pretty Yende & Friends Gala Concert: Cape Town City Hall – Photos2010-09-02T20:58:21+02:00

Pretty Yende and Friends – Cape Town City Hall Wed 11 August 2010


Hear South Africa's top operatic talent in a concert to raise funds for the next generation's stars. Pretty Yende - on a brief return from La Scala Milan, and Luthando Qave - en route to New York's Metropolitan Opera - are joined by Elizabeth Frandsen and Given Nkosi, Cellist Sarah Acres, and Pianist Albert Combrink, in a Gala Concert to raise funds for the Diemersfontein "Excellence out of Africa" Bursary Trust. Pretty Yende recently performed with superstars Andrea Bocelli and Bryan Adams in the FIFA 2010 World Cup Closing Concert.

Pretty Yende and Friends – Cape Town City Hall Wed 11 August 20102010-07-23T14:28:18+02:00
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