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Festival of Song: Emily Fons and Jack Swanson with Robert Tweten, piano
Dates: August 14, 2022
Address: 463 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Price: $45 - $105

PSF’s Festival of Song presents rising and established stars of the opera world in intimate one-hour recitals at the Scottish Rite Temple. Each performance is followed by a reception in the Grand Ballroom where you are invited to meet the artists over refreshments.

“Dynamite” (Theater Jones) mezzo-soprano Emily Fons joins “captivating” (Le Salon Musical) tenor Jack Swanson for our final installment of Festival of Song. A versatile and powerful artistic voice, Emily Fons has been universally lauded for her portrayals of both “trouser roles” and dramatic leads— Cherubinno and Susanna all in one! Notably, Fons recently received a Grammy nomination for her work on Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain. Lauded as “the perfect male lead” by the St. Louis Dispatch, Jack Swanson’s charisma, talent, and artistry is undeniable, evidenced by his appearances with the Norwegian Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and more. Beyond opera, Swanson is known for his interpretation of the works of Leonard Bernstein, appearing in recitals honoring the composer with the Orchestre National de Lille and the Moab Music Festival. This won’t be your only chance to see the two perform together this summer— Fons and Swanson will play star-crossed lovers Rosina and Count Almaviva in the Santa Fe Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville. Don’t miss your chance to see them in an intimate recital setting for the final installment of Festival of Song.

Charles Ives:
Weil auf mir

Emily Fons

Liszt- Tre Sonetti di Petrarcha
Pace non trovo
Benedetto sia il giorno
I’ vidi in terra angelici costumi

Jack Swanson

Come Away, Death
O Mistress Mine
Adieu, Good Man Devil
My Mistress’ Eyes

Emily Fons

Poulenc: Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon
Fêtes galantes

Jack Swanson

Poulenc: La court paille
Le sommeil
Quelle aventure!
La reine de coeur
Bi, Be, Ba, Bo, Bu
Les anges musiciens
Le carafon
Lune d’Avril

Emily Fons

La promessa
Addio ai Viennesi
Les amants de Seville

Jack Swanson & Emily Fons

Underwritten through the generosity of Bruce Donnell

Santa Fe
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Festival of Song: Emily Fons and Jack Swanson with Robert Tweten, piano
  • 463 Paseo De Peralta
  • Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • to
  • Scottish Rite Temple
  • $45 - $105