4.6 C
New York
Saturday, May 18, 2024

South African opera singer Pretty Yende awarded Ceremonial Badge of Honor in France

Date:

Share post:

Pretty Yende
Pretty Yende
  • Pretty Yende was awarded a Ceremonial Badge of Honour for her contribution to the arts and letters in France and worldwide.
  • After making her professional operatic debut in 2010, the South African opera singer now travels for performances at some of the best-known theatres in the world.
  • “I feel extremely honoured and humbled by such a prestigious Decoration,” Yende said of the special moment.

Pretty Yende was awarded a Ceremonial Badge of Honour for her contribution to the arts and letters in France and worldwide.

The South African opera singer was born in the small town of Piet Retief, Mpumalanga. She made her professional operatic debut at the Latvian National Theatre in Riga, Latvia, as Micaela in Carmen in 2010. She now frequently travels for performances at some of the best-known theatres in the world.

On Tuesday, the South African soprano was bestowed an Order of Arts and Letters award by France’s Culture Minister Rima Abdul Malak.

“The Order of Arts and Letters, established in 1957 by the French Minister of Culture, rewards those who, through their ongoing engagement and creativity, have helped develop the arts and literature in France and throughout the world,” according to the Medailles Officielles website.

“I feel extremely honoured and humbled by such a prestigious Decoration,” Yende wrote alongside a video of the moment shared on Twitter.

The award ceremony on Twitter

Pretty Yende

French Ambassador to South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi, Aurélien Lechevallier, congratulated Yende on Twitter.

“What a beautiful opportunity to celebrate your South African roots, your unique talent and incredible journey! We stand by you!”

South Africa’s Ambassador to France, Monaco and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Tebogo Seokolo, also congratulated the 37-year-old for her achievement on Twitter

“Proud moment: Today in Paris, our own opera singer, Pretty Yende, was awarded the Ceremonial Badge of Honour by the French Minister of Culture, Madame Rima Abdul Malak. Congrats Pretty, and thank you, France, for this recognition,” he wrote alongside a photo of the moment.

More amazing content that you can entertain you here

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Related articles

Chad Confirms Mahamat Idriss Déby as President with 61% of Vote

The Constitutional Council of Chad confirmed Mahamat Idriss Déby as the nation's president on Thursday, May 16, after...

UK Denies 74-Year-Old Ghanaian Permanent Residency After 42 Years of Residency

A 74-year-old Ghanaian man, Nelson Shardey, has launched a legal battle against the United Kingdom's Home Office after...

1-Year-Old Ghanaian, Ace Liam Becomes Guinness World Records’ Youngest Male Artist

Ace Liam, a one-year-old Ghanaian prodigy, has officially become the Guinness World Record holder for the Youngest Male...

Ousted Gabon President Ali Bongo Begins Hunger Strike

Gabon's deposed President Ali Bongo and his two sons have initiated a hunger strike, alleging they are being...