WED, NOV 7, 2018

with orchestra
Domingo Hindoyan, conductor

Sonya Yoncheva, soprano

The Broad Stage - Main Stage


She has been praised by The New York Times as “a revelation” and heralded as one of the most acclaimed and exciting performers of her generation. Now, following a series of spectacular debuts at the world’s leading opera houses, soprano Sonya Yoncheva makes her Broad Stage debut in an unforgettable evening of arias and songs.

All ticket holders are invited to attend a reception in the lobby before the show and during intermission, featuring complimentary appetizers, dessert and wine.

Celebrity Opera Series at The Broad Stage supported by a generous gift from Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Overture to Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Se pietà di me non senti from Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Non disperar from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Tristes apprêts, pales flambeaux from Castor et Pollux
Forets paisiblies from Les Indes galantes

George Frideric Handel
Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo


Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Overture to Le carnaval romain

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Il est doux, il est bon from Hérodiade
Pleurez mes yeux from Le Cid

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Donde lieta uscì from La Bohème
Un bel dì vedremo from Madama Butterfly

Program notes available here.

About the Artist

Sonya has become an acclaimed fixture on the most important stages of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper, Berlin State Opera, Wiener Staatsoper and the Opéra de Paris. Her unforgettable portrayals of iconic roles have received tremendous acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Of her performances in La traviata at the Staatsoper Berlin, Die Welt proclaimed: "She is the finest Violetta since Maria Callas. The Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva is possibly the best Traviata in the world at present.”
Her extensive repertoire includes jewels of the Baroque canon, as well as works by Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and Puccini. Celebrated for her distinctly beautiful voice and exceptional dramatic presence, Sonya is equally at home on the concert and recital stage, having performed to critical acclaim in several cities including Paris, Dresden, Baden-Baden and Munich.

Purchase Sonya's new The Verdi Album here.

Photo credit: Victor Santiago


Elīna Garanča, mezzo-soprano