How the son of Mozart is finally finding a voice

Bonney_100x100.jpgKENNETH WALTON [The Scotsman, 28 November 2005]
‘I’M JUST a stupid blonde singer,” says Barbara Bonney. I can think of a few divas who measure up to that description, but Bonney is certainly not one of them. The American-born soprano has thrilled opera-house and concert-hall audiences around the world for more than a quarter of a century, particularly through the fresh definition and effortless fluidity she brings to her trademark Mozart interpretations. With 400 songs in her repertoire, almost 100 discs to her name, and 100 concerts to fit into her hectic schedule each year, she remains firmly at the top of a tough profession. This weekend, she brings her engaging style to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.