Recently Emily Fons completed her second summer as an apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera. While in Santa Fe she portayed Flora in a new production of La Traviata, and covered the roles of Meg Page in Falstaff, and performed the roles of Dorabella and Cendrillon in scenes from Così fan tutte, and Cendrillon. She also appeared as the Sandman (Hänsel cover) in Hänsel und Gretel, and Kate in The Pirates of Penzance with the Indianapolis Opera. Additionally, she has participated in the University of Miami’s Summer Program in Salzburg, the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, and the Masterworks’ Festival
Emily Fons was a 2010 semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has also received awards from Polanki; the Milwaukee Polish Women’s Organization, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Milwaukee Civic Music Association, and the Santa Fe Opera.
A native of Wisconsin, Emily Fons completed her Master’s Degree in Opera and Music Theatre at Southern Illinois University. Opera roles sung at Southern Illinois include: Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Gianetta in The Elixir of Love, and Angelica in Suor Angelica. She received her undergraduate degree from Luther College where she was awarded the Brudos Prize and was heard in performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Britten’s Albert Herring.