Young Australian soprano Bonnie de la Hunty is currently living and singing in London whilst studying Masters at the Royal Academy of Music.
Bonnie sang at a service that I was conducting for in Brighton, filling in for someone at very short notice. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and sang superbly (both as a soloist and as an ensemble singer). I would recommend Bonnie without hesitation.
Perth-born soprano Bonnie de la Hunty is currently studying her Master of Arts in Vocal Studies at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), with Lillian Watson and Joseph Middleton, with the John Talbot Collender scholarship. Previously, she graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma in Classical Voice from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Edith Cowan University (ECU), winning ECU’s medal for the top faculty graduate. Other awards include first place in Perth’s Royal Over-Seas League Singing Competition and Most Outstanding Vocalist at the North Perth Music Festival. Since moving to London in September 2015, Bonnie has enjoyed performing at RAM for performances such as Opera Scenes (as Fortuna in Monteverdi’s 'L’Incoronazione di Poppea') and in choruses for concerts in the Bach Cantata concert series. She also performs on a weekly basis as a soloist and chorister for various London churches, as she has done previously in Perth. Upcoming engagements include as soprano soloist in Bach’s 'Johannespassion' at Goodenough College in March, the role of Belinda in Purcell’s 'Dido and Aeneas' with RAM in Raynham Hall, Norfolk, in April, and a solo song recital at Goodenough College in May. At WAAPA, she performed as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Sandman/Dew Fairy in Humperdinck’s 'Hansel and Gretel'. She was soloist in Bach’s Wedding Cantata and Handel’s 'Eternal Source of Light Divine'. In 2014, Bonnie was an Art Song Perth Emerging Artist, participated in WAAPA’s International Art Song Festival, and was a Young Artist with the Song Company at Canberra International Music Festival. In 2015 in Perth she was the soprano in the trio ensemble for Lost and Found opera company's production of Milhaud's 'Médée', and performed several concerts in vocal consorts such as Giovanni Consort. Bonnie also has an interest in Irish folk music, being half Northern Irish, and has been singing folk songs at the Irish Club in Perth and for Comhaltas since the age of 11. Bonnie looks forward to continuing her studies at RAM, and over the next few years would also love to spend time studying in Germany, Austria and France, particularly in song repertoire and music of the Baroque and Classical eras.
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