Sonya Yoncheva Reveals Plans To Sing Donizetti Comedy At The Metropolitan Opera

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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.”

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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