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"Yvonne Fontane's performance here is sensationally effortless...her voice is magnificent... she is a film noir Carmen...a profoundly emotive and radiating star." (media-culture.org.au)



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The book by Luiz Gazzola features interviews with Yvonne alongside other artists such as Anna Netrebko, Thomas Hampson...read more. Or CLICK HERE to purchase a copy.



Yvonne has included in her repertoire arias from the lyric-dramaric soprano fach.

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Beim Schlafengehen - Vier letzte Lieder, R. Strauss

Vissi d'arte - Tosca, G. Puccini

Mi tradi..In quali eccessi - Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), W. A. Mozart



Yvonne talks to Rachel Treganza about her 3. production of Bizet's CARMEN at the British Winslow Hall Opera this summer. CLICK HERE to listen. ...OR HERE to read more



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"STEINKLANG" - a multi-layered, highly creative art experience that combines Yvonne's own music with Manfred Dangl's stone sculptures. The art installation can be viewed in Murnau, Bavaria and is not be missed. Visit www.steinklang-art.com


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/Navrasa Duende Festival New Delhi

In 2018, Yvonne is continuing with her work as leading mezzo soprano for LONDON FESTIVAL OPERA including concerts at the Navrasa Duende Festival in New Delhi 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)


"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)

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