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, vibrant but never harsh—was made for this role; she tossed off Rossini’s coloratura demands of the role with freedom, flexibility and seemingly no effort. She exuded youth and vitality and moved (and danced) around the stage as if in a state of unbridled bliss. “

James Chute for Opera News
San Diego Opera present “The Barber of Seville” at the Pechanga Arena – San Diego on April 25 – May 1 2021 (Photo © Alan Hess)