Feature in SIU Alumni Magazine

Emily Fons is proud to share that she is featured in the Winter 2016 issue of the SIU Alumni Magazine. Fons, who received a Master’s of Music degree in 2008 at Southern Illinois University, is highlighted for her operatic ambition. Emily Fons, M.M. ’08, describes herself as a driven person who clearly understands the type of…

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Cold Mountain nominated for Best Opera Recording Grammy

Cold mountain recording

Exciting news for the cast and crew of The Santa Fe Opera’s Cold Mountain – the original cast recording was nominated for a Grammy Award! The recording features conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Singers and singers Emily Fons, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard and Jay Hunter Morris, with…

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Göttingen Internationale Händel Festspiele

Ms. Fons will be returning to the Göttingen Internationale Händel Festspiele for performances of the title role in Handel’s oratorio Susanna. A recording of the project is planned for later release. For more information, visit haendel-festspiele.de.

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Now available: Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain featuring Emily Fons

Cold mountain recording

Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain has been released on CD and is available for digital download at pentatonemusic.com. This recording features the original cast – including Ms. Fons as Ruby – from the world premiere performance at the Santa Fe Opera in 2015. It was the darker-voiced mezzo soprano, Emily Fons, who created an immediately recognizable character in her depiction of…

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One of Opera’s Rising Stars

Emily Fons is one of the best singing actors of her generation. “The mezzo’s characterizations have ranged from a sharp-elbowed, drily witty Rosina at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to an endearingly gawky Cherubino in Santa Fe and a bespectacled, man-hungry Peep-Bo in The Mikado at Lyric Opera of Chicago, where she was a member of…

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New performances added to schedule

New performances added to Emily’s schedule include excerpts from Cold Mountain with Guggenheim Works and Process, The Barber of Seville with the St. Louis Opera, Le Nozze di Figaro with Canadian Opera Company and Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Pittsburgh Opera.

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