Performance Monday, October 13, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Pretty Yende
Kamal Khan

Weill Recital Hall
Pretty Yende earned standing ovations when she made her 2013 Metropolitan Opera debut in Rossini’s Le comte Ory. Of that performance, The New York Times said, “Her voice has a luminous sheen … She delivered some of the most difficult coloratura passages with scintillating precision.” And The Telegraph said of her solo recital, “Possessed of diamanté tone and a megawatt smile, the young South African soprano Pretty Yende seems to take charge of the stage wherever she goes.”

Part of Salon Encores.


  • Pretty Yende, Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
  • Kamal Khan, Piano


  • ROSSINI "La promessa" from Les Soirées musicales
  • BELLINI Vanne, o rosa fortunata
  • DONIZETTI Me voglio fa 'na casa
  • DONIZETTI L’amor funesto
  • DEBUSSY "Beau soir"
  • DEBUSSY "Fleur des blés"
  • DEBUSSY "Clair de lune"
  • DEBUSSY "Mandoline"
  • DEBUSSY "Apparition"
  • MEYERBEER "O beau pays de la Touraine" from Les Huguenots
  • LISZT Tre sonetti di Petrarca
    ·· Pace non trovo
    ·· Benedetto sia'l giorno
    ·· I' vidi in terra angelici costumi
  • JERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ "Sierra de Granada" from La Tempranica
  • JERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ "La tarántula é un bicho mú malo" from La Tempranica
  • JERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ "Me llaman la primorosa" from Zarzuela
  • BELLINI "Oh, se una volta sola ...Ah! non credea mirarti ...Ah! non giunge uman pensiero" from La Sonnambula


"Bel raggio lusingher" from Rossini's Semiramide

UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa

This concert is made possible, in part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Lead funding for UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Mai Family Foundation, South African Tourism, and South African Airways.

UBUNTU is held in collaboration with the South African Consulate General in New York in celebration of South Africa’s 20 years of freedom and democracy.

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