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"Yvonne Fontane's performance here is sensationally effortless...her voice is magnificent... she is a film noir Carmen...a profoundly emotive and radiating star." (media-culture.org.au)

 


 

current highlights...

OPERA LIVELY - THE INTERVIEWS

The book by Luiz Gazzola features interviews with Yvonne alongside other artists such as Anna Netrebko, Thomas Hampson...read more. Or CLICK HERE to purchase a copy.

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THE NEW VIDEOS HAVE ARRIVED

Yvonne has included in her repertoire arias from the lyric-dramaric soprano fach.

Have a look and click on:

Beim Schlafengehen - Vier letzte Lieder, R. Strauss

Vissi d'arte - Tosca, G. Puccini

Mi tradi..In quali eccessi - Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), W. A. Mozart

 

"THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT CARMEN"

Yvonne talks to Rachel Treganza about her 3. production of Bizet's CARMEN at the British Winslow Hall Opera this summer. CLICK HERE to listen. ...OR HERE to read more

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LONDON FESTIVAL OPERA

In 2016, Yvonne will continue to enjoy her many engagements as leading mezzo soprano with London Festival Opera to venues including in Germany, Italy, Malta and the UK.

Nova Scotia Symphony Orchstra

On February 12 and 13/2016, Yvonne will be singing in Halifax, Canada with the Nova Scotia Symphony Orchestra. The venues are the Halifax World Trade Centre and the Dalhouse Arts Centre.

PRODUCER of the ART SHOW "STEINKLANG"

On April 7 and 8/2016 Yvonne is producing and partaking in "STEINKLANG", a multi-media production that combines Yvonne's own composed music and songs with the art of wood and stone sculptures. Venue: Tenne Hub in Penzberg, Bavaria.

Latest Reviews

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CARMEN @ WHO Carmen and Stage Director

"Fontane, a cultivated singer, vocalised with plenty of curdling chest-notes and a kind of untrammelled physical ardour...There was loads of atmosphere...The action was full of nuanced human relations, the principals a group of predatory animals circling with wary blood-lust, acutely alive to the possibility of prey..." (OPERA NOW)

AIDA Amneris in Germany

"Yvonne Fontane sings and acts Amneris as the ice-cold schemer and desperate lover. Highly musical and with a dark glowing mezzo never veering in intonation during her jealous outbreaks, she is deeply moving in the judgement scene." (Gut Immling Festival, BAYRISCHER RUNDFUNK KLASSIK)

THE BRIDE OF DIONYSUS Pheadra

"Yvonne Fontane has a silvery pure voice, strong on clarity of diction yet imbued with humanity and with the ability to act with the voice." (CD of 'THE BRIDE OF DIONYSUS' Pheadra with the BBC Ulster Orchestra, Dutton Epoch, www.musicweb-international.com)

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Stowe Opera La Contessa and Stage Director

"Her production of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO was just about faultless, too, perceptive, funny, sweet, touching, her Countess dramatically many layered and fitting comfortably in the voice."(OPERA NOW) "Figaro was a beautifully precise, profound piece of work" (OPERA NOW)