Pretty Yende

Opera Singer

Pretty, a soprano, won the solo voice category in the 2002 Tirisano School Choral Eisteddfod.

In the past couple of years she has dedicated herself to professional vocal studies. Other accolades include the Dean’s award (best female opera student at the University of Cape Town (UCT)).In 2004 and 2005, she was one of the prize winners and runner-up in the prestigious Schock Competition for Singers at UCT. This year, at the UCT opera department, Pretty has undertaken numerous opera roles and was recently chosen for the role of Helena in Cape Town Opera’s production of Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

She took part in the Miagi festival in 2005 and 2006.

She is a final-year student at UCT studying with Professor Virginia Davids.

Lunch Spot: Primi Piatti, Claremont