ABOUT YVONNE

Sporano Yvonne Pretnik started her musical education with piano lessons at the age of 7. Later on at the age of 14  she began classical singing training with Anja Paulus. She studied opera singing and pedagogics of singing at the University of Music, Theatre and Media in Hannover, under the tuition of Prof. Gudrun Pelker.

In addition of being interested into music theater, she is interested in solo and concert singing. She complemented her studies within the song class of Justus Zeyen. Currently Yvonne has a vocal collaboration with vocal coach and director Axel Heil.

She attended master classes by

  • Jagna Sokorska­-Kwika

  • Krisztina Laki

  • Peter Berne

  • Roman Trekel

  • Roberto Accurso

  • Ricardo Estrada

  • Helmut Deutsch

During her studies she gained experience in some children’s opera productions, ia. at the Opernloft Hamburg and the Osnabrück Theatre (season 2011/12, Alcina for all from 8, role of Oberta). In season 2012/13 Yvonne was heard at the  Osnabrück Theatre in a scenic version of the oratorio “The Lost of the Danes rescued Daniel” by Telemann, as well as in the university production of HMTM Hannover as Mme Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene”.

In 2014, Yvonne made her debut at the City Theatre Hildesheim as Queen of the Night. In season 2014/15 she also took over the role of Sidi in Friedrich Kuhlau’s opera “Lulu, or the Magic Flute” in a concert version. In the spring of 2015 Yvonne was heard at the Opéra de Dijon as a bob in Viktor Ullmann’s “The Emperor of Atlantis”. In the season 17/18 she was engaged at the theatre court for “Das Traumspiel” by A. Reimann and as a Morgana in Handel’s “Alcina”. In the season 18/19 she is playing the roles of the Queen of the Night in the Magic Flute, as well as the Sandman and Taumann in “Hänsel und Gretel” at the Free State Theatre of Bavaria. She will also be performing in a scenic version of Bach’s Kaffeekantate with the orchestra concierto munchen and as Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne. In the season 19/20 she returns to the Theater Hof as a member of the ensemble.

Yvonne Prentki is a winner of the competition Jugend Musiziert where she has won the 2nd prize in the category of master students. Further more she has won two special prizes at the international Giulio Perotti Competition in Ueckermünde in 2013.

In 2014 she was a scholarship holder of the Richard-Wagner Verband Hannover.

SUNG

ROLES

Königin der Nacht
W.A. Mozart – Die Zauberflöte

Papagena
W.A. Mozart – Die Zauberflöte

Sidi
F. Kuhlau – Lulu, oder die Zauberflöte

Mme Fiorentino
Kurt Weil – Street Scene

Damigella
C. Monteverdi – L’incoronazione di Poppea

Bastienne
W.A. Mozart – Bastien und Bastienne

Bubikopf
V. Ullmann – Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Fatime
C. M. von Weber – Abu Hassan

STUDIED

ROLES

Norina
G. Donizetti – Don Pasquale

Sonja
F. Lehár – Der Zarewitsch

Blonde
W.A. Mozart – Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Oscar
G. Verdi – Un ballo in maschera

Waldvogel
R. Wagner – Siegfried

IN PREPARATION

ROLES

Olympia
J. Offenbach – Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Adele
J. Strauss – Die Fledermaus

Cunegonde
L. Bernstein – Candide

Zerbinetta
R. Strauss – Ariadne auf Naxos

 

CONCERT / ORATORIO / CANTATES

Weihnachtsoratorium – J. S. Bach
Johannespassion – J. S. Bach
Magnificat – J. S. Bach
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 – J. S. Bach

Exsultate, jubilate – W. A. Mozart

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BuxWV 98 – D. Buxtehude

SELECTION OF SONGS BY

J. T. Buchanan, F. Chopin, C. Debussy, H. Eisler, G. Fauré, M. de Falla, E. Grieg, E. Humperdinck, G. Mahler, F: Mendelssohn, W. A. Mozart, W. Rihm, F. Schubert, R. Schumann, J. Sokorski, R. Strauss, K. Szymanowski, H. Wolf