Mezzo-soprano Emily Fons impresses audiences and critics alike through her remarkable versatility as an interpreter of Mozart, Rossini and Baroque music as well as of more modern composers.
In the 2014-15 season Emily Fons returns to the Dallas Opera for her celebrated portrayal of Mozart’s Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro before joining the Alabama Symphony and Jory Vinikour for Handel’s Messiah. This season also marks a number of notable debuts: with the San Diego Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni and with the legendary Seiji Ozawa’s Ongaku-Juku in the title-role of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. In concert, Emily Fons appears with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem. She also returns to her home state of Wisconsin for her first Rosina in The Barber of Seville with the Madison Opera and looks forward to returning to the Santa Fe Opera for the role of Ruby in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s highly-anticipated Cold Mountain. Future projects also include a return to the Santa Fe Opera.
Recent projects include Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Siébel in Faust with the Atlanta Opera, the title-role in Handel’s Faramondo at the Göttingen Festival (a performance that was recorded commercially for the Accent label), and concerts of Opera Pops with the Dallas Opera and of de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat with the Cleveland Orchestra. Prior engagements include her first Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, a role she also covered at the Metropolitan Opera, Christmas concerts with the Madison Symphony and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at Santa Fe Opera.
In the spring of 2012, Fons made her debut with Chicago Opera Theater as Masha in Moscow, Cheremushky by Dimitri Shostakovich followed by a personal triumph as Megacle in Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade with the Garsington Opera.