REVIEWS

Rosina in The Barber of Seville at Santa Fe Opera with Jack Swanson (Photo: Curtis Brown)

Rosina in The Barber of Seville with Santa Fe Opera

Multiple musical elements of this production went back to Rossini’s original conception of the opera, premiered in Rome in 1816, beginning with casting the puissant...
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Ariodante in Ariodante with Göttingen International Handel Festival

Mezzo-soprano Emily Fons led the way in the title role of Ariodante with an iridescent performance in which the radiant beauty of her voice combined...
San Diego Opera present “The Barber of Seville” at the Pechanga Arena - San Diego on April 25 - May 1 2021 (Photo © Alan Hess)

Rosina in Il Barbiere Di Siviglia with San Diego Opera

"...feisty mezzo-soprano Emily Fons took center stage. With Rosina’s opening cavatina, “Una voce poco fa,” it became clear: Fons was really in command. Fons’s voice—bright,...
As Laurene Powell Jobs in The [R]evolution of Steve Jobs with Seattle Opera. Photo: Philip Newton

Laurene Powell Jobs in The [R]evolution of Steve Jobs with Seattle Opera

Mezzo-soprano Fons, especially, brought range (both vocal and emotional) to a character who isn’t much more than an archetype in the libretto. As some reviewers...
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Cherubino in Le Nozze Di Figaro with San Diego Opera

Portrayed by…Emily Fons, Cherubino most unselfconsciously embodied the lusty spirit of this production. Fons effortlessly captured the charm, confusion, resourcefulness and raging hormones of adolescence,...
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Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking at Kentucky Opera

At the heart of this story is, of course, Sister Helen Prejean. Emily Fons makes her Kentucky Opera debut in this role, bringing Prejean's humor,...
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L’enfant in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with Mo. Ozawa and the Berliner Philharmoniker

The second half of the program was a live concert performance of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, featuring a who’s who of young opera talent....
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Don Giovanni at The Florentine Opera

Mezzo-soprano Emily Fons created a fiery, deeply human Donna Elvira, blending a dark, warm, mezzo sound, with vocal agility and an easy command of the...
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Le Nozze Di Figaro at Boston Lyric Opera

The standout of the cast was a Woody Guthrie-inspired Cherubino in jeans, cowboy hat, and carrying a guitar, performed outstandingly by Emily Fons. The classic...
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Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte with Opera Omaha

The equal of Majeski's Fiordiligi was Emily Fons's Dorabella. Fons's rich voice, elegant line, and playful manner left one longing for more. The duets between...
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Susanna by G.F. Handel at the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, Germany

Fons was an affecting Susanna, with her gorgeous rich tone, super diction, exquisite coloratura and her detailed attention to the text producing lambent tones on...
La Cenerentola Photo credit: Patrick Delecroix

La Cenerentola, Opéra de Lille

... 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...