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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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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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 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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The following performances have been added to Emily’s schedule for 2015: February 2015 – Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the San Diego Opera February 2015 – Soloist in the Mozart Requiem with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra March 2015 – L’Enfant in L’Enfant et les Sortileges with the Ongaku-Juku Festival Visit Emily’s schedule page for more information!

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