Sonya Yoncheva, one of the most important sopranos of today, will debut in Mexico with the Symphonic Orchestra of Mining (OSM), on November 13 at Sala Nezahualcóyotl. Later he will sing at the Teatro Bicentenario de León on November 15, accompanied also by the OSM, under the baton of Domingo Hindoyan.
In a press conference via Skype, the soprano who has performed at the most important opera houses in the world, such as the Staatsoper Berlin, where she currently sings Cherubini's Medea, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, indicated that the program will include arias de Le Cid, Manon and Thais; Le Villi, Manon Lescaut, La Boheme and Madame Butterfly, by Puccini, as well as little-known works. "For me, Puccini and Massenet are like two brothers because of their writing, which is very soft, with certain harmonies, in addition both composers have a way of keeping the sound in a particular way, that's why I chose them for this concert" .
Yoncheva studied in her native Bulgaria and in Geneva, Switzerland, and has received many operatic awards in her country and in Europe. Stresses the first place in Operalia 2010, contest organized and supervised by the teacher Plácido Domingo. In 2015 she received the ECHO Klassik Award as Singer of the Year.
The singer indicated that the roles that have characterized her are very strong women. "For me, the woman is a very special animal, not only has strength and sensuality, but the way to run a family or a career. Through interpretations of works from the past I want to make a connection between the woman of the past and the woman of today ".
The soprano, who has been singing in theaters such as the Metropolitan Opera House, Royal Opera House in London, Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Opera de Paris, talks about her commitments this season, which include concerts in Switzerland; Iolanta and Otello at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, concerts in Hungary, Monaco, Germany; Tosca at Opera Bastille in Paris; and Norma in Munich, among others.
"The most important thing is to make music, be an artist and share a story with the public. My desire was never to be famous, I love that people offer me such important attention, fame is the love story that I have for myself, "he said.
For his part, Hindoyan, who was Barenboim's assistant at the Staatsoper Berlin, where he also directed, said: "When I work with Sonya there is complicity, but always admiration and respect. Sonya has a great capacity to learn. I understand very quickly with her, but not to know her beyond the professional but because of her way of seeing music, which is logical and natural ".
About the concert that is organized by the OSM, Pro Opera, Art and Culture of Grupo Salinas and Cultura UNAM, Sergio Vela indicated that it is an outstanding event given the importance of the soprano in the international lyric scene. "She comes from an ancient repertoire and from the maturity of her voice has been increasing and increasing her exposure to a repertoire that requires greater vocal weight."