Other facts

  • TRAINED DANCER
  • TV APPEARANCE
Yvonne has had some contemporary dance training and has worked in the field of Musical Theatre and Jazz. Following her passion for motorcycles she has appeared as a guest on the series Ridgeriders for Meridian TV with Nick Knowles, testing motorcycles on ancient Roman roads in Devon. She has a passion for the outdoors, is an avid skier and mountaineer and is in the beginnging stages of learning to dance the tango salon.
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  • SINGAKADEMIE MURNAU

Yvonne has been interviewed by Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3's In Tune about her various interpretations of Carmen in connection with performing the role on tour with Garden Opera in the UK and in Kenya for the HIV/AIDS Foundation.

Her work as a singing teacher takes up an important part in her professional life. She very recently called into being the SINGING ACADEMY MURNAU in Germany. There, she teaches her singing students of all levels of ability with great passion, organsises opera workshops for school children and works with choirs on singing and breathing techniques.

  • SPORTS DIPLOMA

Yvonne holds a Level 3 Diploma from Premier Training International in Personal Training and Fitness Instruction  and also in Sports Massage, Nutrition and Lifestyle Management. www.premierglobal.co.uk

ZONTA INTERNATIONAL As part of her voluntary work, Yvonne has become a member of ZONTA INTERNATIONAL, a global organisation which works on advancing the status of women, helping to eliminate violence against women and advocating for women's equality. Click here for more information on ZONTA INTERNATIONAL.

GERMAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH

Her languages are fluent German and English and a good knowledge of French and Italian.
   

 

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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)