“As for Fons’ Cherubino, has there ever been a more winning impersonation…Her “Voi che sapete” is enough to melt the Countess’ heart, and our own as well.” – John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune

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“Fons immediately unwrapped the vocal gifts that have put her on a firm track to the world’s major opera houses: a coloratura range and flexibility that were as silky smooth and accurate as they come. The vocal lines of this work should prove somewhat daunting to the average performer, but Fons reeled off one after…

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“In the role of Sesto, mezzo soprano Emily Fons made a major impact with her gleaming voice; she sang the role of Cornelia’s son with great passion.” – Michael H. Margolin (Encore Michigan)

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“In Lyric’s staging, the roles of the Muse of Poetry and her earthly incarnation as Nicklausse, Hoffmann’s sidekick, take on greater musical and dramatic presence. This is the breakout part those of us who have been following the ascent of Emily Fons have been waiting for. Not only does the Ryan sophomore look suitably androgynous,…

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“… It was Emily Fons in the difficult role of Megacle who shone. […] Technically absolutely secure, with a flexible warmth to her tone, she’s a mezzo to sway even the most ardent of countertenor devotees.” —Alexandra Coghlan, The Arts Desk, June 4, 2012

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