The Bulgarian soprano is finally back to sing in Geneva. It was not so long ago that Geneva became her adopted city. Following her musical studies in her home town of Plovdiv, she continued them at the Geneva Conservatoire where she joined the Choir of the Grand Théâtre. Today she moves from capital to capital and from success to success, winning First Prize at the Operalia competition in 2010. With a constantly full diary, the young soprano has become a new star in the operatic firmament; she is a diva, and when she appeared at the Met the New York Times sang her praises: “She brought lovely stage presence and a sumptuous, penetrating voice to her performance”, and again, “her delicate, dreamy, detailed Mimì” when she took on the role of Mimi in La Bohème at short notice. Yoncheva’s voice has a round, intoxicating timbre, bold projection and breathtaking virtuosity. When, more recently, she played the title role in the bel canto masterpiece at the Royal Opera House, the media spoke of a breathtaking Norma, some comparing her to Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland.