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Bonney, Barbara (soprano)
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Barbara Bonney (soprano)

American-born Barbara Bonney is one of the world's most accomplished lyric sopranos. She now leads the field in her chosen repertory of roles by Mozart and Richard Strauss and is increasingly recognised as one of the finest Lieder and concert performers of her generation.

Barbara Bonney sings with the world's leading opera companies and her interpretations of Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier under Sir Georg Solti and Carlos Kleiber have both been released on video, as has her performance of the role of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) from La Scala, Milan. She is also a regular guest with the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and in Munich, Hamburg and Geneva.

In concert Miss Bonney has recently appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic under Seiji Ozawa and Riccardo Muti, the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado (singing Mahler), Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Mahler 2) and the Norddeutscher Rundfunk with John Eliot Gardiner (Paradies und die Peri and Mahler 4). In summer 1995 she took up a residency at the Tangleswood Festival in the USA.and performed extensively with Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in addition to giving recitals and masterclasses.

Other engagements include Falstaff and L'elisir d'amore at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, plus Figaro and Der Rosenevalier at the Bastille Opera in Paris.

Barbara Bonney is also an prolific recording artist and her outstanding recordings to date have included many with Claudio Abbado, John Eliot Gardiner and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Her release with Gardiner on Deutsche Grammophon (Lehár's Die lustige Witwe) has met with great critical acclaim as have her recital discs of Lieder by Richard Strauss, Mozart, Wolf, Mendelssohn and Schubert, all accompanied by the late Geoffrey Parsons. In addition there are complete recordings of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte with both Harnoncourt and Östman, and Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel under Jeffrey Tate.

IMG Artists, Ist Floor, Lovell House, 616 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5RX, England. Telephone [0]207 957 5800: fax [0]207 957 5801: email artistseurope@imgartists.com

Albums
'Essential Purcell' (KING2)
Essential Purcell
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'Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 1' (CDA66710)
Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 1
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'Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 2' (CDA66720)
Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 2
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'Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3' (CDA66730)
Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3
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'Purcell: The complete secular solo songs' (CDS44161/3)
Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
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'The King's Consort Baroque Collection' (KING4)
The King's Consort Baroque Collection
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Complete works available for download
HENRY PURCELL  (1659-1695)
Ah, how pleasant 'tis to love, Z353 with The King's Consort
Amidst the shades and cool refreshing streams, Z355 with The King's Consort
Corinna is divinely fair, Z365 with The King's Consort
Draw near, you lovers, Z462 with Michael George (bass), The King's Consort
High on a throne of glitt'ring ore, Z465 with Michael George (bass), The King's Consort
I came, I saw, and was undone 'The Thraldom', Z375 with The King's Consort
I love and I must 'Bell Barr', Z382 with The King's Consort
I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams, Z388 with The King's Consort
If music be the food of love, Z379c with The King's Consort
In vain we dissemble, Z385 with The King's Consort
Let us, kind Lesbia, give away, Z466 with Michael George (bass), The King's Consort
Love arms himself in Celia's eyes, Z392 with The King's Consort
Lovely Albina's come ashore, Z394 with The King's Consort
Musing on cares of human fate, Z467 with Michael George (bass), The King's Consort
Oh, fair Cedaria, hide those eyes, Z402 with The King's Consort
Olinda in the shades unseen, Z404 with The King's Consort
Pastora's beauties when unblown, Z407 with The King's Consort
Scarce had the rising sun appear'd, Z469 with Michael George (bass), The King's Consort
See how the fading glories of the year, Z470 with Michael George (bass), The King's Consort
She that would gain a faithful lover, Z414 with The King's Consort
Since one poor view has drawn my heart, Z416 with The King's Consort
Through mournful shades and solitary groves, Z424 with The King's Consort
When Strephon found his passion vain, Z435 with Michael George (bass), The King's Consort
Ye happy swains, whose nymphs are kind, Z443 with The King's Consort
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Ah, how pleasant 'tis to love, Z353 (Purcell)
Amidst the shades and cool refreshing streams, Z355 (Purcell)
Corinna is divinely fair, Z365 (Purcell)
Draw near, you lovers, Z462 (Purcell)
High on a throne of glitt'ring ore, Z465 (Purcell)
I came, I saw, and was undone 'The Thraldom', Z375 (Purcell)
I love and I must 'Bell Barr', Z382 (Purcell)
I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams, Z388 (Purcell)
If music be the food of love, Z379c (Purcell)
In vain we dissemble, Z385 (Purcell)
Let us, kind Lesbia, give away, Z466 (Purcell)
Love arms himself in Celia's eyes, Z392 (Purcell)
Lovely Albina's come ashore, Z394 (Purcell)
Musing on cares of human fate, Z467 (Purcell)
Oh, fair Cedaria, hide those eyes, Z402 (Purcell)
Olinda in the shades unseen, Z404 (Purcell)
Pastora's beauties when unblown, Z407 (Purcell)
Scarce had the rising sun appear'd, Z469 (Purcell)
See how the fading glories of the year, Z470 (Purcell)
She that would gain a faithful lover, Z414 (Purcell)
Since one poor view has drawn my heart, Z416 (Purcell)
Through mournful shades and solitary groves, Z424 (Purcell)
When Strephon found his passion vain, Z435 (Purcell)
Ye happy swains, whose nymphs are kind, Z443 (Purcell)
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