Photo of Mara Bonde

Mara Bonde, Soprano
Photo © Martin Berinstein

Critically acclaimed for an electric stage presence and sweet purity of tone, Mara Bonde has performed in diverse venues throughout the United States and traveled to Brussels, Moscow, and Seoul with Boston Musical Theater. She is featured on BMT’s CDs, We’ll Meet Again: The Music of World War II, All That Jazz, Fly Me to the Moon, Blues in the Night, and Music of the Americas, South and North. Another very special recording project is the newly released Sound Spectrum (Navona Records) featuring Mara collaborating with her father, composer and pianist, Allen Bonde.

Equally at home in both classical and popular styles, Mara is no stranger to the world of “symphony pops”. She has been the guest artist for “Holiday Pops” with the Boston Pops, the Naples Philharmonic, the Syracuse, New Haven and Charlotte Symphonies and made her Boston Pops debut under the direction of Keith Lockhart in “Brush up your Shakespeare”, which was nationally televised on PBS’s Evening at Pops.

Also on the concert stage, she has sung with the Utah, San Diego, Stamford, Ridgefield, Waterbury and Nashua Symphony Orchestras, the Handel & Haydn Society and Boston Baroque. Earlier this season Mara made her debut with the Baton Rouge Symphony singing “Holiday Pops” and will return for encore performances in 2012. Other upcoming performances include singing Marian the Librarian in The Music Man with Greater Lowell Music Theater (August 2012) and a return engagement with the Artist Series of Sarasota (December 2012) at the Historic Asolo Theater for holiday pops.