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3/1/2023, 7:30 p.m.

Nadine Sierra
& Pretty Yende

An exceptional mutual concert of the American soprano Nadine Sierra and the South African soprano Pretty Yende took place for the first time in Vienna Konzerthaus on March 3, 2022, accompanied by the Slovak Philharmonic under the baton of Pablo Mielga. The success was great, the ovations were endless; no wonder this project took off for a small tour. The next destination is Prague (March 1, 2023), followed by Paris (March 6, 2023). Both concerts will be conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti, while the programme will include the most beautiful arias and duets.

Nadine Sierra is the recipient of the 2018 Beverly Sills Artist Award, which is awarded by the Metropolitan Opera. She is a sought-after singer in opera houses all over the world. She collaborated with New York's Carnegie Hall, the Milan Opera House La Scala, Paris National Opera, Berlin State Opera and many other scenes around the world. In 2018, her debut album There's a Place for Us has been released by Deutsche Grammophon/Universal, followed by album Made For Opera in 2022. In the 2022/23 season Nadine Sierra will perform as Violetta (La traviata) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival, as Gilda (Rigoletto) in Naples, Teatro di San Carlo and State Opera Berlin, and as Massenet's Manon in the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. This season, she will also expand her repertoire with the roles of Amina (La sonnambula) and Liù (Turandot), and will introduce them in Madrid's Teatro Real.

Pretty Yende is one of classical music's brightest stars. She performed in Prague at the invitation of Nachtigall Artists in January 2014, April 2017, November 2019 and in September 2021; each time she dazzled the audience with a sparkling clear soprano voice, acting charm and a great sense of humor. In 2011, she won the world opera competition Operalia and in January 2013 she made her debut as Adèle po alongside Juan Diego Flórez in Rossini's Le comte Ory. This debut literally catapulted her into operatic “orbit” and invitations from famous opera scenes followed. Her calendar for the 2022/23 season includes, in addition to a number of concerts, guest appearances at the Paris National Opera (Pamina, Die Zauberflöte and Juliette, Roméo et Juliette), at San Francisco Opera (Violetta, La traviata), Vienna State Opera (Marie, La Fille du régiment, and Massenet's Manon), Berlin State Opera (Micaëla, Carmen) and at the Hamburg State Opera (Gilda, Rigoletto, as well as Olympia, Antonia and Giulieta, Les contes d’Hoffmann).

PKF – Prague Philharmonia Orchestra will be led by a charismatic Italian conductor Giacomo Sagripanti, winner of the Opera Awards poll in the category The Best Young Conductor of the year 2016. Today, he is a regular guests at the world's greatest opera houses.

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Program

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Le nozze di Figaro, Overture

Canzonetta sull’aria (Countess Almaviva & Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro, Act III
Pretty Yende & Nadine Sierra

GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792–1868)
Non bastan quelle lagrime (Elisabetta & Matilde)
Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, Act II
Nadine Sierra & Pretty Yende

GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797–1848)
Quel guardo, il cavaliere... So anch’io la virtù magica (Norina)
Don Pasquale, Act I
Nadine Sierra

Chacun le sait (Marie)
La Fille du régiment, Act I
Pretty Yende

JULES MASSENET (1842–1912)
Sévillana
Don César, Entr´acte to Act III

VNCENZO BELLINI (1801–1835)
Ah, se una volta sola… Ah, non credea mirarti!… Ah, non giugne uman pensiero (Amina)
La sonnambula, Act II
Pretty Yende

GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813–1901)
È strano!... Ah, fors’è lui… Sempre libera! (Violetta)
La traviata, Act I
Nadine Sierra

VNCENZO BELLINI
Deh! Con te, li prendi… Mira, o Norma… Sì, fino all'ore estreme (Norma & Adalgisa)
Norma, Act II

Interval

GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Pas de six (Jeu de l'Arc)
Guillaume Tell, Act 1 Scene 8: No. 5

LÉO DELIBES (1836–1891)
Viens, Mallika (Flower duet, Lakmé & Mallika)
Lakmé, Act I
Pretty Yende & Nadine Sierra

CHARLES GOUNOD (1818–1893)
Je veux vivre (Juliette)
Roméo et Juliette, Act I
Nadine Sierra

JACQUES OFFENBACH (1819–1880)
Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Olympia)
Les contes d'Hoffmann, Act I
Pretty Yende

Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Giulietta & Nicklausse)
Les contes d'Hoffmann, Act III
Pretty Yende & Nadine Sierra

LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918–1990)
A Julia de Burgos
from the cycle Songfest
Nadine Sierra

VICTOR HERBERT (1859–1924)
I want to be a Prima Donna (Princess Stellina)
The Enchantress, Act II
Pretty Yende

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
I feel pretty (Maria)
West Side Story, Act II
Pretty Yende & Nadine Sierra

Program is subject to change

Project partners

UniCredit Bank

General partner

Benzina ORLEN

Main partner

Hlavní město Praha
Pramacom
Nadace ČEZ
ČEPS
Akontext
Mattoni
Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
Klasika Plus
Opera Plus
Obecní dům Praha
Ministerstvo kultury
Wine Food The Italians