Marcela Bovio

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Marcela Bovio
The Gentle Storm - Wacken Open Air 2015-0144.jpg
Bovio performing with The Gentle Storm at Wacken Open Air 2015.
Background information
Birth name Marcela Alejandra Bovio García
Born (1979-10-17) October 17, 1979 (age 38)
Origin Mexico
Genres Symphonic metal, progressive metal, gothic metal, classical
Occupation(s) Singer-Songwriter, Violinist
Instruments Vocals, Violin
Labels InsideOut Music, SPV, Napalm Records
Associated acts Hydra, Elfonia, Stream of Passion, Ayreon, The Gathering, ReVamp, The Gentle Storm
Website Official Website

Marcela Alejandra Bovio García (born October 17, 1979 in Monterrey, Nuevo León) is a Mexican soprano singer, songwriter and violinist. She is currently a member of the Dutch symphonic death metal band MaYan.

Bovio was one of the founding members of the Mexican band Elfonía. In 2003, she responded to a "casting call" for relatively unknown singers to be featured on Arjen Anthony Lucassen, who chose her to play the character of Wife in his Ayreon album The Human Equation. Lucassen picked her in 2005 as the singer of his new band, Stream of Passion (in which she also played the violin, one of the defining sounds of the band). The band released the studio albums Embrace the Storm, The Flame Within, Darker Days and A War of Our Own, with Bovio acting as one of the main songwriters, as well as a live album, Live in the Real World. They amicably disbanded in December 2016.

In September 2016, Bovio released her first solo album, Unprecedented, a classical album consisting of original songs she wrote and a musical departure from her previous work. She joined MaYan as a full-time member the following year, although she had already been a regular collaborator of the band since 2014.[1][2] She regularly acts as backing vocalist for other bands, notably Epica and The Gentle Storm.

Personal life[edit]

Marcela Bovio

She married fellow Stream of Passion member Johan van Stratum on 28 October 2011. They live together in Tilburg, The Netherlands.


Solo albums[edit]

  • Unprecedented (2016; re-released in 2017 as Unprecedented - The Piano Sessions)



  • Elfonía (2003)
  • This Sonic Landscape (2005)

Stream of Passion[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]


Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Marcela Bovio full-time MaYaN member!". MaYaN's official website. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "I've joined MaYaN!". TeamRock. June 21, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ Stream Of Passion - New Album Details

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