The career of Pretty Yende resembles a modern-day fairy tale. In record time, the soprano has scaled the heights of lyrical art. Her diamond-like voice, her vocal skills and her irresistible charm have made her one of today’s most brilliant opera singers, acclaimed on both opera stages throughout the world and concert halls for recitals.


Pretty Yende’s first encounter with opera was when she heard the flower duet from Lakmé for the first time in an advert. Since this revelation, her passion for music has not stopped stimulating her visceral need to sing. Raised in a small town in South Africa, the soprano made a remarkable debut in Riga playing the role of Micaëla in Carmen. After wining two prestigious prizes at the Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna she met with increasing success and graduated from the academy for young artists at La Scala in Milan. Her victory in the Operalia Plácido Domingo competition (in 2011) opened the doors for her to the world’s biggest stages on which she has experienced ongoing success right up to the present day.

Plan your visit

  • Car Parks

    How to come by car?

    Car parks with discounted rate

    Discounted rate of € 6 for performances and concerts featured in our schedules (in the evening from 18.00 to 01.00 and on Sunday from 13.00 to 19.00). A validation terminal is available in the entrance hall of the Opera House (from when the doors opens).

    Neujean car park

    45, Boulevard de la Sauvenière – 4000 Liège, Belgium

    • Mon. to Fri. : open until 1 o’clock in the morning.
    • Sat. and Sun. : open all night.

    Opéra car park

    1, Galerie Opéra – 4000 Liège, Belgium
    Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

    Other car parks nearby

    • Central Park car park : 26, Place Xavier-Neujean - 4000 Liège
    • Saint-Lambert car park : Place Saint-Lambert - 4000 Liège
    • Cathédrale car park : Place de la Cathédrale - 4000 Liège

  • Catering

    For a meal or a drink during an opera or a concert

    Whether you want a drink or a meal (by booking only), the Opera Restaurant, located in the prestigious setting of the Foyer Grétry, welcomes you before each performance when the Theatre’s doors open.

    During the interval, the Foyer Grétry Bar (2nd floor) as well as the Salazar Bar (4th floor) are open for you to relax and quench your thirst.

    For “Opera for All” Young Audience performances and “Discovery concerts”, the Foyer Grétry Bar is open one hour before and at the end of each performance.

    For information and bookings: +32 (0) 499 42 42 62  - lydia-campoccia@hotmail.com – www.leschefsopera.be

    Drink tokens

    Drink tokens are on sale as soon as the doors of the Theatre open on performance days (in the entrance hall and the main stairs) or during the interval (in the Foyer Grétry).

    For reasons of hygiene and cleanliness, it is forbidden to bring drinks and snacks into the building.


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