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You can catch Yvette next as the Opera Singer in William Towers’ acclaimed production Too Hot to Handel with the Armonico Consort in Birmingham 8th Nov, The Hawth Crawley 14th Nov & Shrewsbury 25th Nov. 2013 Summer Festival dates to be announced soon…

“Beautifully sung by both leads, with lively support from the Armonico Consort.” — The Independent 2012.
Too Hot To Handel
Lyric Soprano Yvette Bonner’s career has already taken her to many major opera houses and festivals in Europe and the United States. She is admired for her warm bright voice and fine qualities as a communicator of honesty and conviction. A trained dancer, she has distinguished herself in productions requiring a particularly physical interpretation.

Yvette Bonner studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 1998 with the Dip. RAM, the Academy’s highest award for performance and the Blyth–Buesst Operatic Prize. She was the winner of the Emmy Destinn Award for Young Singers 2000 for Czech opera and song.

She made her début with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden as Hermione in Strauss’ Die Aegyptische Helena under the baton of Christian Thielemann, followed by Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride under Bernard Haitink, a role that she repeated in 2001 under Sir Charles Mackerras and recorded for Chandos Records.

Yvette has gone on to work for many major companies and festivals including the Aix–en–Provence Festival, singing the Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen and for the Netherlands opera she has created, in two world premieres, the roles of Alice in Knaifel's Alice in Wonderland and most recently Sarah in Michel Van der Aa's acclaimed production After Life. Other companies include English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Vlaamse Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Grange Park Opera, Garsington Opera and Opera NI. Her roles include Susanna in Figaro, Gretel in Hansel & Gretel, the title role in Rusalka, Oscar in Un Ballo In Maschera, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Dorinda in Orlando, Eurydice in L'Orfeo, Attila in Eliogabalo, Sophie in Werther, Princess Hermia in Barbe–bleu, Jennie Hildebrand in Kurt Weil's Street Scene, Tina in Jonathan Dove's Flight, Semele in Die Liebe der Danae, Iseut in Le Vin Herbe and Monica in Menotti's The Medium.

Yvette Bonner received outstanding critical acclaim for her Wigmore Hall début, singing Britten’s Les Illuminations with The Academy of St Martin–in–the–Fields. She has also performed Carmina Burana in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Bach’s Magnificat and Vivaldi’s Gloria for The English Chamber Orchestra, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, for Scottish Opera Orchestra and Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and most recently Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen with Michael Collins for the OSJ at St John’s, Smith Square. She is a regular soloist at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Proms and most recently guest soloist in concert with Bryn Terfel.

Her recordings include Strauss Die Liebe der Danae under Elgar Howarth, Albert Herring under Richard Hickox and The Marriage of Figaro under David Parry.

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