Pretty Yende

Based: South African

International Award winning soprano, crowned winner in Moscow, of the 2011 Placido Domingo’s Operalia World Competition, the audiance agreed to for the first time with jury as they also declared her as their favorate singer, as well as winning the prize for Zarzuela, first time in the history of the competitin¬†that one singer wins all top prizes. She is South African born from Mpumalanga¬†Province in a town, Piet Retief, Matriculated in Ndlela High school as top student and furthered her studies at the South African Collage of Music in University¬†of Cape Town for A Performer’s diploma in opera as well as graduate studies, graduated cum laude, under the guidance of Ass. Prof. Davids and Prof. Gobbato. She has just recently graduated from the prestigious Accademia Teatro La Scala, in Milan, a two year course on specialized training on opera.
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