Pretty Yende (Photo: Gallo)
Cape Town - Pretty Yende has been bestowed with the ECHO Klassik Newcomer of the Year Award and is on her way back to SA to perform Mozart’s Requiem.
The opera star made the announcement of her win last week in a Facebook post in which she writes: “This is truly a dream come true for me, I am beyond honored to receive the Newcomer of the Year Award from ECHO Klassik. I am thrilled that my debut album " A Journey' has afforded me the thrilling luxury to be recognized by ECHO Klassik. I receive it as a deep encouragement to pursue my #prettyjourney joyously sharing this precious gift I have been entrusted with on the global world operatic stage. I am grateful to all my fans for their immense support and heartfelt thanks especially to Sony classical international, to ECHO Klassik, to the ECHO KLASSIK Award Committee, and to all my fans in Germany.”
The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, 29 October in Hamburg, Germany at the Elbphilharmonie.
Pretty will perform Mozart’s Requiem with opera legend Sibongile Khumalo at Gold Reef City on Saturday, 12 August 2017.