… la jeune Emily Fons est, dans le rôle-titre, une heureuse révélation, alliant un timbre riche et corsé à une projection aussi insolente que son agilité. Un soupçon de larme sur la voix, un rien de sobriété dans l’art de l’ornementation, et elle sera sans aucun doute une très grande Angelina. … the young Emily…

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The tone is set early on with Fons’ achingly beautiful and poignant rendering of Cherubino’s “Non so piu cosa son.” – Michael Crabb, Toronto Star Emily Fons is an androgynous delight as Cherubino, with a honeyed yet light voice and great physical daring. – Lydia Perovic, The Globe and Mail

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Mozart gave all the memorable tunes to Zerlina, and Fons’ fresh, shimmering mezzo made the most of Moazart’s bounty, especially her aria used to comfort Masetto “Vedrai, Carino.” – Ken Herman, San Diego Story Fons…seems to be at the onset of a most impressive career. Her singing was an iridescent wave of vocal color as she…

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Emily Fons, also a mezzo soprano, brought rich tone to the role of Ruby, conveying rough-hewn lustiness. – James Keller, The Santa Fe New Mexican Emily Fons, singing with ringing, resonant tone, is delightful as the take-charge, mountain girl, Ruby, who comes to help Ada run her farm. – Mary Helen Klare, The Albuquerque Journal Mezzo Emily…

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“Mezzo soprano Emily Fons has a dynamite voice: dark and rich yet flexible, and that dark sound is gloriously natural, not manufactured as we sometimes hear. She is universally praised for her androgynous portrayal of young men in many pants roles, such as Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann.” – Theater Jones

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“Her interpretation of Marguerite’s lovesick suitor Siébel was anything but reserved — rather raw and exceedingly physical. Fons’ rendition of “Faites-lui mes aveux” revealed a voice that ascended the scale easily, both agile and expressive.” – Opera News

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“Mezzo-soprano Emily Fons was most impressive in the trouser role of Siébel, with the kind of light, fleet voice perfect for this role.” – James Paulk, ArtsATL.com

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“All the score’s key virtues – color, humor, character – were as evident as can be, and one couldn’t have asked for a fuller, sultrier mezzo-soprano than Emily Fons.” – Zachary Lewis

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