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Tessa Bonner

Tessa Bonner

Tessa Bonner

I wrote the following for The Times in recognition of the sad death of a distinguished and long-term colleague:

Tessa Bonner: versatile soprano and soloist

Tessa Bonner was one of the seminal sopranos of the early music movement. With her distinctively bright tone, described by one critic as sounding like a waterfall, she helped to shape what the concert-going public came to expect from non-operatic solo sopranos, at a time when the style was still being formed.

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