Sonya Yoncheva

Season 17/18 Artist

Following a series of spectacular debuts at the world's leading opera houses, soprano Sonya Yoncheva has been heralded as one of the most exciting performers of her generation. She is a permanent fixture on the most important stages worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House and Bayerische Staatsoper. Her portrayals of iconic roles have received acclaim from critics and audiences alike.
This season’s engagements include the title role in Bellini’s Norma and Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann at Royal Opera House, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin and Mimì in La Bohème at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and a Baroque concert tour. Ms. Yoncheva also returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Violetta in La Traviata, and she will sing Mimí at Teatro alla Scala and the role of Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito in Baden-Baden.
Ms. Yoncheva won the Operalia competition and was heralded as the Newcomer of the Year at the 2015 ECHO Klassik Awards. Sonya records exclusively for Sony Classical and is a global ambassador for Rolex

Creations at the Opera

  • Lucia

    Lucia di Lammermoor - 2013

Currently in

Career history

Geneva Conservatory of Music Academy of the Aix-en-Provence Festival


City of Geneva Special Award Friends of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Special Award in 2007 Winner of the Operalia Competition in 2010