Barbara Bonney is widely recognised as a superlative recital and concert artist and as a prime exponent of the Mozart and Strauss roles she has made her own in the world’s leading opera houses.
She has been praised for her radiant tone and the engaging warmth of her personality, as well as for her stylistic versatility in a broad repertoire that ranges from the Baroque to 20th century music.
Ms. Bonney’s artistic scope and interpretative gifts are most evident in the thoughtful programming of the Lieder recitals that serve as the cornerstone of her career: she is likely to perform less frequently-heard songs by Mendelssohn or Clara Schumann, Benjamin Britten or Zemlinsky along with more familiar works by Schubert and Wolf.
These interests are reflected as well in the more than seventy recordings she has made for major labels including London/Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Teldec, Angel/EMI and Philips.
She is a devoted mentor of new singers, and is currently professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, as well as a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music.