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Daring double bill doubles the fun by Pacific Opera Project

"(Bond) invests her every character with such commitment and decisive choices that it is hard to single out just one. Her vibrant, well-focused mezzo memorably dispatches her assignments whether as the plotting, earthy Ciesca in part one, or as part two’s pattering Tea Cup or gliding Dragon Fly."

— James Sohre, Opera Today

'As One' gets transcendent Southern California premiere

"The singers Gregory and Bond almost dance their way through these roles in constant movement."

— Eric A. Gordon, People's World

 

Long Beach Opera’s Thoughtful 'As One'

"Lee Gregory and Danielle Marcelle Bond have previously appeared onstage together, in Gavin Bryars’ 'Marilyn Forever,' yet another out-of-the-mainstream piece presented by Long Beach Opera. They’re a perfect match here, with fine voices, flexible movement and grace, and both operatically quite expressive. It’s a joy to watch them."

— Bondo Wyszpolski, Easy Reader News

Reviews for Gavin Bryar’s Marilyn Forever with Long Beach Opera, March 2015

“Bond played the more private Monroe in a recognizable way, sensuous, nervous, making love to the camera. She sang sumptuously, expressively.” - Opera News/ OC Register

“Bond’s sultry timbre ideal for portraying the former Norma Jean’s inner turmoil.” -Gazettes

“...a sultry but self-destructive "real" Marilyn Monroe. Talented and lovely Danielle has become one of LBO's most exciting leading ladies...” -Standing Room

“Ms. Bond’s warm, clean mezzo brings the inner Marilyn to life, intense and haunting, with a ringing upper extension.” - Lauri’s List

ARTIST STATEMENT


I am a collaborative singing actor. I thrive working on new pieces with composers and colleagues to delve into something unknown, while also researching established works to explore grounded ways to connect with a modern audience. I frequently curate performances, including opera improv, singing new songs on the spot that are co-created with the audience. My main focus in my art is connection.


Connection is also my pillar in my personal life through public service. My mission for this year is to incorporate community needs and collaboration in my work through focusing on the theme of community and working with composers to develop new music. One such event is a concert sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs: Love Song To Los Angeles, celebrating its cultural diversity. I also have developed the Opera Actor role preparation workshop series to help other singers.
 

 

BIOGRAPHY
 

Mezzo soprano Danielle Marcelle Bond has been recognized for her vibrant, expressive vocal performances as wells as for the depth & commitment she brings as an actor. Highlight roles include Hannah/As One, Carmen, Tisbe/ Cenerentola Marilyn Monroe/ Marilyn Forever, Olga/Eugene Onegin,  Mother/ Amahl & the Night Visitors, La Ciesca/ Gianni Schicchi, Hermia/ A Midnight Summer’s Dream. 

She has also had the privilege of creating & premiering roles with composers such as Duchess in Stewart Copeland’s Invention of Morel and the immense honor to bring to life  Lady of the Charts, dramatizing the intensely profound memoir of Dr. Elyn Saks’s journey with schizophrenia in Kenneth Wells’ opera The Center Cannot Hold. Her international debut was as Maddalena in Rigoletto with Opera Classica Europa. She has sung with many regional opera houses including Long Beach Opera, Pacific Opera Project, Opera Santa Barbara and is a regular ensemble member at Los Angeles Opera.


In 2022, her debut solo album O Come Thou Spirits Of Death: Halloween Tales of Gore & Folklore was created & released with collaborative pianist Milena Gligic and Grammy Award winning producer & engineer Brad Sayles. In 2017, she sang the operatic solo for Beyonce’s Grammy Award performance & was part of that night’s win for Best Opera Recording as part of the ensemble cast and Witness 3 in LA Opera’s Ghosts of Versailles.

 

Ms. Bond also uses her vocal & musical skills for film, TV and video game scores, as a voice over artist, on camera performer & improviser. She curates concerts that include opera improv to create songs on the spot, engaging with the audience in unique & fun ways. She serves the public through her work on Atwater Village Neighborhood Council and with SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition.

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Reviews for Bizet’s Carmen with Center Stage Opera, June 2015

Bond “tackled the vocal and dramatic aspects of the she-cat Carmencita with a luscious voice that filled the theater, her intense middle voice ringing with the freedom of her technique” -Singerpreneur

Reviews for John Adams’ Death of Klinghoffer with Long Beach Opera, March 2014
“Brava for the lively appearance of Danielle Marcelle Bond in the multiple character parts of a Swiss Grandmother, Austrian Woman more concerned with her chocolates than the fate of the Jews on board, and the silly British Dancing Girl.”- Los Angeles Times

“...It is wonderful to witness such a gifted singer and character actress play a multitude of roles here”- Long Beach Post 

“Danielle Marcelle Bond convincingly plays three different passengers with vocal versatility.” -LA Weekly 

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