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Short excerpt: "Almaviva met in person Yvonne Fontane in London, for this intriguing interview. The accomplished singer and stage director is a lovely and charming lady who is so vivacious in her facial expressions and intonation that it is a shame that this is not a video interview, since on paper some of the fun won't be transmitted to our readers. Ms. Fontane is intense, and her passion for what she does pours out in every answer of hers...This is one fascinating lady! We would be very curious to attend one of her productions, because if she can transmit to her team and to her audience all her ebullient enthusiasm for opera, the audience will surely be in for a treat!Ms. Fontane is one of the driving forces of Stowe Opera, a very interesting company that is now producing their shows on the beautiful grounds of Winslow Hall in England. Hopefully someone among our British readers will attend their upcoming show and post a review. Meanwhile, let's immerse ourselves in the pleasure of reading Ms. Fontane talking about her deep insights into the psychology of her characters, as well as her original approach to stage directing. Enjoy, readers; this interview is a winner! (Questions by MAuer and Almaviva)"

 

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PRODUCER of "STEINKLANG"

"STEINKLANG" - a multi-layered, highly creative art experience that combines Yvonne's own music with Manfred Dangl's stone sculptures, lit by lighting designer Phil Kong. The artwork will be installed in Murnau, Bavaria and is ready to be viewed from Sept. 2017. To view, hire or purchase this installation, please email...

SINGER/SONGWRITER: SONG RELEASE

21.7.2017: Yvonne's song "Dei Hand" has been released on the compilation CD "OBERLANDSAMPLER O3" featuring solo artists and bands of the region Oberland in Southern Bavaria.

London Festival Opera/Nova Scotia Symphony Orchstra

In 2017, Yvonne is continuing with her work as leading mezzo soprano for LONDON FESTIVAL OPERA including concerts with the Nova Scotia Symphony Orchestra in Canada and numerous performances including in Venice, Vienna and the UK.

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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)