Concert

  • MOZART REQUIEM
  • TEHILLIM
  • MAHLER SONGS
  • BRAHMS SONGS
  • VERDI REQUIEM
  • OPERA GALAS
  • HARARE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Yvonne Fontane is an accomplished concert singer. Her concert engagements reach from the MOZART REQUIEM with the London Festival Orchestra under Ross Pople, TEHILLIM (Steve Reich) with the Dresdner Symphoniker, a live MAHLER AND BRAHMS RECITAL for BBC Radio 3 with Piers Lane and the VERDI REQUIEM with orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Exeter Festival Chorus under Nigel Perrin and with the Northern Chamber Orchestra under Ian Thompson.

Yvonne sings regularly in Opera Galas for Raymond Gubbay, Diva Opera and in 2010/2011 for The Chiemgau Festival in Germany with the Azerbajan State Orchestra and the Muenchner Symphoniker. She is a principal artist at London Festival Opera and as such performed  in venues including La Fenice in Venice, the Marin Drzic Theatre in Dubrovnic, the Buxton Opera House and the 2010 HARARE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS in Zimbabwe.

She also sang a selection of MAHLER SONGS with the Orchestre National d'Île de France under Jonathan Darlington.

  • STABAT MATER (Patterson) my site
  • MILLENIUM MASS
Yvonne repeatedly had the opportunity to perform the music of Paul Patterson and to work together with the composer at the Hampstead and Highgate Festival in London. She joined the New London Orchestra under Ronald Corp for the composer's STABAT MATER, after having sung his MILLENIUM MASS with the Bournemouth Sinphonietta and the Exeter Festival Chorus under Nigel Perrin.
  • C MINOR MASS
  • STABAT MATER (Pergolesi)
  • GLORIA
  • STABAT MATER (Dvorak)
  • KURT WEILL
  • COLE PORTER

Other concert engangements have included the C MINOR MASS by Mozart with the Bournemouth Sinphonietta and the Exeter Festival Chorus under Nigel Perrin as well as with the Oxford Harmonia and Chorus under Robert Secret, Pergolesi's STABAT MATER and Vivaldi's GLORIA with the New London Symphonia, Dvorak's STABAT MATER with the Exeter Philharmonic Choir and the Sinfonietta and also a selection of Cabaret Songs at the Hampstead and Highgate Festival.

Her performances with London Festival Opera will continue to be all over the UK and Europe as well as Hong Kong.

 

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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)