Born 1985 in a remote town in South Africa, Pretty Yende was first introduced to operatic music at the age of sixteen when hearing the Flower Duet from Delibes’s opera Lakmé in a British Airways commercial. At that moment she decided to become an opera singer.
Yende rose to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed, with competition successes and engagements at the world’s foremost opera houses. She is the first artist in history to win first prize in every category of the International Belvedere Competition (2009) and prizewinner at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition (2011), again in all categories.
Her debut album A Journey is out now on Sony Classical. Listen and follow Pretty Yende on Spotify below and get your copy today on iTunes or Amazon.