Bonnie de la Hunty is a soprano from Perth, Western Australia, who specializes in Baroque and Classical repertoire, art song, and traditional folk song. She is a founding member and co-director of Perth-based Early Music ensemble, HIP Company.
Bonnie completed her Masters in Singing at the Royal Academy of Music, London; and Artist Diploma in Early Music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague, Netherlands. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor and Graduate Diploma of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA, Edith Cowan University), where she was awarded as the university’s top faculty graduate.
On the concert platform, Bonnie has been a featured soloist for the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s ‘Noël! Noël!’ tour (2018), Perth Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Baroque by Candlelight’ tour (2019), Perth Symphonic Chorus’ ‘Messiah’ at the Perth Concert Hall (2019), Adelaide Baroque’s ‘Cathedral Bach’ performance of Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (2019), West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Scheherezade and other tales’ for Eliza Kats-Chernin’s Wild Swans suite, and ABC radio recordings with Perth-based period orchestra, Australian Baroque (2019).
Passionate about art song, Bonnie participated in the Franz Schubert Institut of German lieder in Baden (2017), Austria, and WAAPA’s International Art Song Festival (2014 and 2015), and has given song recitals across the Netherlands, France and Australia.
Bonnie performs regularly with Perth-based company Freeze Frame Opera. Previous operatic roles have included the Daphne in Charpentier’s Actéon (Lost and Found Opera, Perth); Cesti’s Le Nozze in Sogno and Legrenzi’s Eteocle e Polinice (L’Abbaye Royaumont, France, with Christophe Rousset); Isifile in Cavalli’s Giasone (The Hague, with Michael Chance), Dido and Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Cesare in Vivaldi’s Catone in Utica, and Sand Man/Dew Fairy in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.
Bonnie is an Associate Artist with The Song Company (Australia), and works with other vocal ensembles including Polyphony (London), Giovanni Consort (Perth), and the St George’s Cathedral Consort (Perth).
Bonnie’s ongoing love of Irish folk music (being half Northern Irish) began as a child, when at the age of 11, she sang in The Chieftains’ Perth concert and became involved with Perth’s Irish Club and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.