Mezzo-soprano Emily Fons is impressing audiences and critics alike through her remarkable versatility as an interpreter of Mozart and baroque music as well as of Rossini and more modern composers.
Ms. Fons’s 2016-2017 season includes performances of Angelina in La Cenerentola with Opéra de Lille, Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Opera Omaha, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Florentine Opera, and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with Boston Lyric Opera. In concert, she will be heard in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst. Future projects include appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, San Diego Opera, North Carolina Opera, and Kentucky Opera.
In 2015-2016, Ms. Fons made several debuts: first with the New Orleans Opera as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, then with the Canadian Opera Company as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and finally with the Lyric Opera of Baltimore as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Ms. Fons ended the season by returning to the Santa Fe Opera as Stephano in Romeo et Juliette.
In the 2014-2015 season Ms. Fons returned to the Dallas Opera for her celebrated portrayal of Mozart’s Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. This season included a notable number of debuts: first with the San Diego Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni and then with the legendary Seiji Ozawa’s Ongaku-Juku in the title-role of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. She also returned to her home state of Wisconsin for her first Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Madison Opera, a role she repeated with Opera Theatre of St Louis. She finished the season by returning to the Santa Fe Opera for the role of Ruby in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain, which was recently released commercially on CD and nominated for a GRAMMY®.
Ms. Fons is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and looks forward to several exciting upcoming role and company debuts both close to home and abroad.