Joyce Di Donato, Pretty Yende featured in The Times 100 Albums of the Year


Congratulations to Operalia Winners Joyce Di Donato '1998 and Pretty Yende '2011 whose albums are included in The Times 100 best albums of the year!

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR BERLIOZ Les Troyens Joyce DiDonato, Michael Spyres, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Choirs and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, cond John Nelson Erato Warner John Nelson’s new recording of Berlioz’s magnum opus surpasses its predecessors, above all in the principal roles: DiDonato’s Didon, Spyres’s Énée and Lemieux’s Cassandra are sensationally good. Fine work from the choruses, orchestra and supporting cast.

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Dreams: opera scenes Pretty Yende, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, cond Giacomo Sagripanti Sony Classics The South African soprano displays her peachy voice and style in a mix of Italian bel canto and French opera.