British-American tenor Mark Bonney is based in London and performs in the UK, United States and Europe. His repertoire includes music from the baroque to romantic periods, including Bach's Passions and Mass in B Minor, Handel's Messiah and Acis and Galatea, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and Haydn's Seasons. Mark is also an enthusiastic recitalist, with a particular interest in lieder and English song repertoire. Recent opera roles include Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Paolino in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Mengone in Haydn’s Lo Speziale, Ulisse in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (scenes), Bajazet in Handel’s Tamerlano (scenes) and the title role in Handel’s Jephtha.
Mark received his Masters in Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has participated in master classes with Elly Ameling, Julius Drake, Sarah Walker, Emma Kirkby and Richard Egarr, and has coached with Max van Egmond, Eugene Asti, Lada Valešová, Peter Robinson, Liz Marcus and Nicholas Mulroy. He is also an alumnus of the Franz Schubert Institut in Baden-bei-Wien, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz and the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco.
Mark began his musical training as a treble in the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. He went on to study voice and Political Science at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he was awarded the Rita Taylor Prize for Best Vocal Performance.
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