South African-born opera singer Pretty Yende is stoked that she will be written into annals of history as she prepares to perform at the coronation of England’s King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla.
Yende, will join a number of soloist who will perform at the coronation including bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, Roderick Williams accompanied by a special orchestra conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.
Musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been commissioned to create a new coronation anthem for the May 6 event.
Yende spoke to from Switzerland this week and expressed her excitement in taking part in the ceremony.
Yende said being chosen to perform a solo at the coronation would be a highlight for her career.
The soloist said the performance, as all her others, will be of high priority but will be particularly special.