Sonya Yoncheva To Debut ‘Il Trovatore’ At The Metropolitan Opera

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Dario Acosta)

Sonya Yoncheva is set to make her role debut as Leonora in “Il Trovatore” at the Metropolitan Opera.

In a recent interview, the Bulgarian soprano revealed that she will do Leonora in David McVicar’s production of  “Il Trovatore,” a role that she has been offered many times and which she is also set to perform in numerous theaters thereafter.

The soprano also revealed that she will also open a new production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in London and is also scheduled to do Leonora in “La Forza del Destino” but not disclose where.

In the interview, the soprano also revealed that she will go on to tour with Joyce DiDonato performing Handel’s “Theodora.”

Yoncheva said that she plans on singing Wagner’s “Tannhauser” in the near future and noted that the Met Opera had offered her a production of R. Strauss’ “Salome” but she had rejected the offer. She also noted that she has been offered Odabella in “Atilla” and Abigaille in “Nabucco” but had not accepted the roles yet.