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
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 find a new angle to connect with a modern 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.
Ms. Bond has recently been seen as Hannah After in Laura Kaminsky’s As One which the Gazettes called “extraordinary” with “intense singing and acting performances” and Maddalena in Opera Las Vegas’ Rigoletto. She was part of the Grammy Award winning cast for 2017’s Best Opera Recording as Witness 3 in LA Opera’s Ghosts of Versailles and sang on the Grammy award event in 2017.
She has been hailed by the LA Times with a “Brava!”for her performance as Swiss Grandmother/Austrian Woman/British Dancing Girl in Long Beach Opera’s production of John Adams’ Death of Klinghoffer. As Marilyn Monroe in the US premiere of Marilyn Forever, Opera News says “Bond played the more private Monroe in a recognizable way, sensuous, nervous, making love to the camera. She sang sumptuously, expressively.” She has charmed audiences in roles such as Carmen, for which Singerpreneur praised her “luscious voice that filled the theater, her intense middle voice ringing with the freedom of her technique.” A special honor for Ms. Bond was when she premiered the role of Lady of the Charts in Kenneth Wells’ opera The Center Cannot Hold, dramatizing the intensely profound memoir of Dr. Elyn Saks’s journey with schizophrenia.
Other roles include Dido in Dido & Aeneas, Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Siebel in Faust, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Paquette in Candide, Amahl’s Mother, Flora in La traviata, Reporter in the world premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon for Opera Santa Barbara and Witness in LA Opera’s much loved & Grammy nominated Ghosts of Versailles. Ms. Bond debuted in Germany as Maddalena in Rigoletto with Opera Classica Europa.
Solo concert work includes Verdi’s Requiem, JS Bach’s Mass in B Minor, the Magnificats of JS & CPE Bach, Handel’s Messiah and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. Ms. Bond also uses her vocal & musical skills for film, TV and video game scores, as a voice over artist, as well as being a film/commercial actress, performing with the improv troupe Not FRIENDS. She serves the public through her work on Atwater Village Neighborhood Council and with SELAHNHC, serving our unhoused neighbors.
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