Acclaimed South African opera singer Pretty Yende has been recognized for her talent! She has recently been honoured with the Ordine Stella d’Italia (The order/Knight of the star of Italy) by Italy.
She was given the honour by Italian Consul’s Emanuele Pollio in Cape Town this Tuesday. Pretty took to Social Media to share her excitement at her achievement.
She said being awarded the Italian Knighthood was the most extraordinary gift she could have wished for.
“Being the recipient of ‘The Order/Knight of the star of Italy’ deeply humbles and fills me with immense gratitude for such and [an] extraordinary decoration,” she posted.