musicmakers: Pretty Yende, soprano

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Pretty Yende

James Jolly — Host

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When Pretty Yende graces you with her radiant presence and magnificent voice on stage, "your soul and my soul meet, and we are never the same." In this moving and thought-provoking conversation with Gramophone's James Jolly, the South African soprano talks about the "supernatural" encounter with Delibes that inspired her to pursue her opera career; the special universal language of music that bonds artist and listener together irrevocably; coming to bel canto repertoire and learning to believe in her talent; the challenge of leaving characters behind when the curtain falls; why English is the hardest language to sing in; the roles she looks forward to playing one day; and much, much more!

Presented with the generous support of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.

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