ROSENBLATT RECITALS: Pretty Yende

Critics' choice

Pretty Yende (soprano), accompanied by pianist James Vaughan.

Rossini's 'La promessa'

Bellini's 'Almen se non poss'io'

Rossini's 'L'Invito'

Donizetti's 'Il barcaiolo'; 'O luce di quest'anima' (from 'Linda di Chamounix')

Liszt's 'Tre sonetti di Petrarca'

Debussy's 'Beau soir'; 'Fleur des bl├ęs'; 'Clair de lune'; 'Apparition'; 'Mandoline'

Weill's 'My Ship'

Gershwin's 'By Strauss'; and 'Blah blah blah'

Bernstein's 'I Feel Pretty' (from 'West Side Story')

(The soprano Pretty Yende was winner of Placido Domingo's 2011 Operalia Competition. She studied in South Africa before completing her training at La Scala.)