Pretty Yende Featured on ‘Creative Development with IFC’ Podcast

By Chris Ruel

In a recent episode of “Creative Development with IFC,” hosted by Makhtar Diop, Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation, spoke with Pretty Yende about her life trajectory, from her start in Piet Retief, South Africa, to her current stardom on the international opera stage.

Among the topics addressed were diversity and inclusion within the industry and creating a future generation of South African classical singers.

Past podcast guests on the show have included high-profile artists from Hollywood to Bollywood and Kenya, and explore how the creative arts can lead to job creation and development in emerging markets.

Yende currently appears as Violetta in the San Francisco Opera production of “La Traviata.”

You can listen to “Pretty Yende, Taking the Opera World By Storm” here.