Sonya Yoncheva, sopranoAd una stella
Sonya Yoncheva, soprano
Antoine Palloc, piano
Songs byand , and others
“With the appearance of the Russian Anna Netrebko, it was clear that a new Callas had arrived. Now that Sonya Yoncheva has appeared, we know that the new Netrebko has arrived”. Volker Blech, "Berliner Morgenpost"
Experiencing Sonya Yoncheva's debut at the Palau de la Música Catalana means being part of a unique moment in the season. The soprano, accompanied by pianist Antoine Pallo, will offer a selection of songs and arias by Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo and Tosti.
Born in 1981 in Bulgaria, Yoncheva has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the 2000 Singers of the Year award of the Hit-1 television contest, organized and produced by Bulgarian National Television. In 2007 she participated, by invitation, in the academy for young singers Jardin des Voix of William Christie, and just a decade later she has already inhabited the most famous operatic characters. From Norma to Poppea, through Luisa Miller or Tosca, her vocal range resembles the trajectory of Montserrat Caballe at the same age. Her most recent collaborations have been in the roles of Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème at La Scala, and the title role of Tosca at the Met, bringing her the accolade of being the first singer to take leading roles in three live broadcasts from the Met in a single season.
Yoncheva's repertoire is extensive, including Baroque treasures, as well as Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and Puccini. Her talent transcends the frontiers of staged opera, by her participation in recitals and symphonic concerts. Yoncheva enjoys an impressive dramatic presence and her voice is of exceptional beauty. Without doubt, in Yoncheva a new star has been born in the lyrical firmament.