Sonya Yoncheva May Have An Interest In A Bizet Role

By Francisco Salazar

Sonya Yoncheva revealed she might just be interested in singing “Carmen”

During a Facebook Live at the Metropolitan Opera, the Bulgarian soprano jokingly said that she would be interested in performing the title role of Bizet’s “Carmen.” She joked and said that it would have to be “now.”

But Yoncheva has performed several arias from the opera in concert most recently at the Baden-Baden silver concert.

The soprano also said she was looking forward to debuting Elisabetta in Verdi’s “Don Carlo” and was especially happy to be doing “Tosca” with the Philadelphia Orchestra. During the Facebook Live Yoncheva also spoke about Mascagni’s “Iris” and stated that it was “real verismo and extremely difficult.”

The soprano admitted to loving the baritone voice and said that if she wasn’t a soprano, she would have loved to be a baritone.

Yoncheva is currently performing the role of Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata” and will be featured on the Met’s Live in HD series. She will also take the time to sign copies of her new CD, “Handel” at the Met Opera Shop. Of her Violetta, OperaWire said, she was a strong vocal presence.