Sonya Yoncheva has revealed future plans for the Metropolitan Opera.
During an interview with the Washington Post, the Bulgarian soprano noted that she spoke with Peter Gelb about doing a Donizetti comedy at the Met. She noted, “I can’t take any more tragedies, dying all the time. I’m still young and I want to do something else. We have plans to do something that nobody will expect, going into the lighter repertories and comedies, Donizetti for instance.”
Yoncheva is no stranger to that repertoire as she sang the roles of Norina in “Don Pasquale” and Adina in “L’Elisir d’Amore” at the beginning of her career.
During the interview, she also noted that she recently rejected the offer of singing “Attila” for an important company. Earlier rumors noted that she would open the Teatro alla Scala season, but were never confirmed. She said that she had been offered Wagner roles but had rejected these offers as they were too heavy for her voice.
The soprano will make history this upcoming weekend as she sings the third HD in one season at the Metropolitan Opera in the title role of “Luisa Miller.”