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Soprano Sonya Yoncheva calls herself 'bullied' over New York Times criticism


According to the American daily, the singer's voice is "insufficient" to interpret Norma by Vincenzo Bellini. In 2017, he was already lamenting his “vague and disconnected” performance as Violetta.

Sonya Yoncheva's performance at the Met Gala is not unanimous.

The soprano, who performs Vincenzo Bellini's Norma from February 28 until March 25 alongside Ekaterina Gubanova, Michael Spyres and Christian Van Horn, received a poor review from The New York



Zachary Woolfe, the journalist behind this controversy, believes that Sonya's voice is


to sing Norma.

“She struggled to sustain, with an unsteady vibrato and big swallow breaths breaking up basic tunes like

Casta diva

,” he continues.

We feel none of the necessary awe for the character.”

In February 2017, still in the

NY Times

, Zachary mentioned the case of Sonya in the role of Violetta, already lamenting a

“vague and disconnected”

performance .

The last criticism of the journalist is perhaps one too many.

In a series of tweets, Sonya Yoncheva declared herself the victim of harassment.

Although Zachary has always written

“bitter reviews”

of her, she says she respects

“his hard work”


"I'm pretty used to bad reviews

," she says.

What revolts me is the mean and brutal way of writing.

She takes the opportunity to talk about the wave of hate comments she receives on social networks, claiming that a forum where her children are quoted

“in an unpleasant way”

has been created and that messages of insults burst on her personal email address.

The 41-year-old singer claims to speak on behalf of all her colleagues who, according to her, will

"never have the courage to talk about it"


Source: lefigaro

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