Visit with mezzo-soprano Emily Fons
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Emily Fons, currently performing the role of Ruby in Jennifer Higdon's "Cold Mountain" with North Carolina Opera, will sing one of her arias from the opera and will talk about her experiences with "Cold Mountain" and other aspects of her career. This event is free and open to the public. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with Ms. Fons. Emily Fons has been hailed by Opera News as one of opera's rising stars and one of the best singing actresses of her generation, and received a Grammy nomination for her work on Jennifer Higdon's "Cold Mountain." She is making her company debut with North Carolina Opera, reprising the role of Ruby Thewes, which she created for the premiere of "Cold Mountain" at the Santa Fe Opera in 2015. Ms. Fons has been lauded for her virtuosic abilities in Baroque and Bel Canto repertoire, her winning portrayals of opera's traditional "trouser roles", and the dramatic commitment and musicality she brings to modern works. In the past few seasons Ms. Fons has sung with The Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, The International Händel Festspiele, the Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Omaha, Boston Lyric Opera, the Florentine Opera, Madison Opera, Opera de Lille, the Ongaku-Juku Festival, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.