Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber was called to express pain and suffering in her performance of Berlioz’ Les Nuits d’Ete and Purcell’s Dido’s Lament. Unfortunately, the fact she has been through two brain surgeries to address a neurological condition has given much difficult life experience to draw upon. Her strength and poise in taking the stage can also possibly be attributed to all she has overcome. Originally from Maidstone, Cutsforth-Huber should be a source of pride to a Saskatchewan audience as she sings at such an impressive level.
What a gorgeous, sensitive rendering of Lloyd’s score and my words. I got goosebumps. To possess such a voice!
[Her] contralto voice is truly a force of nature!
I have had the honor and privilege of collaborating with Bonnie on a five-song concert set entitled “Saskatchewan songs.” I was able to attend the premiere, and her performance was everything a composer could have hoped for. She completely bewitched the audience with her stunning voice, “over the top” musicality and dramatic and agile mood changes throughout the performance. Her performance of my “hot off the press” score was spellbinding, completely memorized and with an uncanny sensitivity to the score. Rarely do I hear such impressive first performances of new works … A dream songstress for any composer.
Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber is a consummate professional. She is delightful to work with and always comes to rehearsals fully prepared. She possesses wonderful vocal technique and interpretive capabilities. She is a team player, very cooperative, and has a fun sense of humor. I will enjoy working with her again and would highly recommend her to other artistic directors as well.