Young Arkansan soprano Bonnie Frauenthal is quickly establishing herself as “a natural actress with a supple-voiced lyric sound, well-handled coloratura and a warm middle register" (My Scena). In Pittsburgh she was labeled “an audience favorite” (Pittsburgh in the Round). July 2019 marked her European debut in the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte under the baton of Covent Garden’s maestro, Tom Seligman, with Opernfest Berlin.
Ms. Frauenthal joined the Sarasota Opera’s Apprentice Artists Program in 2017 for La Traviata and their fall Outreach program. She is building her Mozart repertory in the roles of Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera in the Rock, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte with North Shore Music Festival, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with New York Lyric Opera Theater. She was able to showcase her comedic timing and handle of the Baroque style with acclaim at Pittsburgh Festival Opera in the role of Atalanta in Serse. Other notable leading ladies include Micaëla in Carmen and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Breve, Mimi in La Boheme with Opera in the Ozarks, Violetta in La Traviata with Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, Gräfin in Capriccio with Apotheosis Opera, and the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta in iambic pentameter, Princess Ida with Utopia Opera. She also understudied Tatjana in Eugene Onegin and Whore in The Picture of Dorian Grey during her Horizon Fellowship Residency with Aspen Opera Theater.
She is a recipient of the Trudy Oliphant Encouragement Award in the 2012 Tulsa District’s Regional Met Competition, third place award in Tulsa's Crescendo Music Competition, and she was a finalist in the Northwestern University Concerto Competition.
Ms. Frauenthal received her master of music degree from Northwestern University and her bachelor of music from Oklahoma City University.