Sonya Yoncheva

6/11/2015, 19:30,

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Sonya Yoncheva

PKF – Prague Philharmonia
Francesco Ciampa
– conductor

Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, the winner of 2010 Operalia – Plácido Domingo’s World Opera Competition, ranks among the most significant singers of the young generations and she is celebrated at world’s front opera scenes.

Sonya Yoncheva (*1981) studied piano and singing at music school at her home town of Plovdiv and she expanded her studies at the Geneva Conservatory. In 2007, she took part of the young singers’ academy Jardin des Voix, which was organized by William Christie. Soon after, she received invitations to perform at the Glyndebourne Festival, Swiss Radio and TV, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and the London Proms Festival. Along with Les Arts Florissants and conductor William Christie, she performed in a concert version of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Les Indes galantes at the Prague National Theatre on 1st November 2008 within the Strings of Autumn Festival. In November and December 2012, she took parts of Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta in the production of Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Salle Pleyel in Paris (Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski). On 21st June 2013, she made her debut at the Vienna State Opera as Juliet (Gounod: Roméo et Juliette) under the baton of Plácido Domingo; in September 2013, she introduced herself for the first time at the Paris National Opera (title role of Lucia di Lammermoor), and on 21st November 2013, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Gilda (Verdi: Rigoletto). Her artistic engagements in the 2013/2014 season also took her to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (Violetta in La traviata), Deutsche Oper in Berlin (Donna Anna in Don Giovanni); in April 2014, she made her debut at Covent Garden in London (Marguerite in Faust), and in May, she stepped in for Anna Netrebko in the role of Marguerite in Faust at the Vienna State Opera. At the end of the season, she also sang Violetta in La traviata at San Francisco Opera. Her artistic engagements in the first half of 2015 include appearances at the Metropolitan Opera (Violetta in La traviata), at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte), at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo (Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni), at the Opernhaus Zürich (title role of Lucia di Lammermoor) and at the Covent Garden in London (Violetta).

Sonya Yoncheva signed a long-term agreement with Sony Classical label. In Prague, she will introduce herself in Italian and French programme which she also recorded on her debut solo CD Paris, mon amour for Sony (2015).


Jules Massenet (1842–1912)

Overture to Werther

Celui dont la parole... Il est doux, il est bon (Salome)
Hérodiade, Act I

Pleurez mes yeux (Chimène)
Le Cid, Act III

Meditation from Thaïs

Dis-moi que je suis belle (Thaïs)
Thaïs, Act II


Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)

Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta (Magda)
La rondine, Act I

Se come voi piccina (Anna)
Le villi, Act I

Intermezzo from Suor Angelica

Donde lieta uscì (Mimì)
La bohème, Act III

Vissi d'arte (Tosca)
Tosca, Act II

Program is subject to change.

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