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  • SINGER/SONGWRITER

Yvonne is an accomplished singer/songwriter. Her music is in the styles of Blues, Soul and Folk. Her poetic texts are taken straight out of her own life experiences while she accompanies herself on the piano, as well as sometimes being joined by other musicians.

  • STEINKLANG
The art project "StEinKlang"are installations that create a symbiosis between Yvonne's specially composed music and the stone sculptures of stone mason Manfred Dangl. The "performances" are being lit by lighting designer Phil Kong and are being shown on and off throughout the year. Yvonne is co-producer of this art experience which is of high artistic and technical quality and moves the observer on many different levels. To view or hire the installations and for more information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • MURNAUER SINGAKADEMIE
Her work as a singing teacher takes up an important part in her professional life. In 2015, she founded the MURNAUER SINGAKADEMIE in Bavaria,  Germany. There, she teaches with great passion her singing students of all levels of ability with great passion. www.murnauersingakademie.de
  • 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.
  • BBC RADIO 3

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.

  • 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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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)