Emily Fons

— Mezzo-Soprano

"Former apprentice Emily Fons made her official company debut as Cherubino, with an expressive and ardent tone in her two big arias."
Charles T. Downey, Ionarts, August 5, 2013

“… 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

“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, she invests Nicklausse's "china doll" and "violin" arias with a warm, pliant mezzo, secure throughout its range.”
John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, October 3, 2011


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.

In the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Fons will perform the roles of Ruby in Cold Mountain with North Carolina Opera, Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking, with the Kentucky Opera, the title role in L'enfant et les sortilèges with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and both a reprisal of L’enfant and La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi with Seiji Ozawa’s Ongaku . . .

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