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Shining bright Pretty Yende

By admin
12 September 2013

Pretty Yende is an accomplished opera singer who’s taking centre stage.

She was born in Mpumalanga and discovered opera music when she was a teenager. Like most musicians, she too sang in her school choir. Pretty also graduated at the University of Cape Town.

In 2009, she entered the Hans Gabor Belvedere International singing competition which was held in Vienna. Pretty, who was competing against 3 000 people, scooped several awards. She won the first prize for opera and operetta, the audience prize and the international media prize.

She has shared the stage with the likes of world-renowned Andrea Bocelli, making her a force to be reckoned with. Pretty is difficult to get hold of because she’s also touring the world doing opera shows.