British-American tenor Mark Bonney is currently based in London and performs internationally.
Recent operatic roles include Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Berlin Opera Academy), the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion (Amsterdam), the title role in Handel’s Jephtha (Iford Arts & Bath Choral Society) and Paolino in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (Pop-up Opera).
Upcoming highlights include Jonathan in Handel’s Saul with Laurence Cummings (Dartington International Festival), The Count in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon (Wexford Opera Festival), Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio (Fidelio Orchestra, London) and Handel’s Messiah in Interlaken, Switzerland.
In addition to his work as a soloist, Mark regularly sings with the Monteverdi Choir and is often invited to perform with leading ensembles including the Gabrieli Consort, Britten Sinfonia and Le Concert d’Astrée. He has performed as an opera chorister with Opera Holland Park, Bury Court Opera and Iford Arts, and recently performed Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with Barbara Hannigan at the Aldeburgh Festival.
Before embarking on his career as a classical singer, Mark worked in socio-economic development in Egypt, before, during and after the Arab Spring, as well as in San Francisco. In addition to a Masters in Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University. He also studied at the Berlin Opera Academy, the Franz Schubert Institute and the American Institute of Musical Studies.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys the outdoors, tennis, reading and gardening.