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Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Mezzo-soprano

Marta Fontanals-Simmons returns to Garsington in new production of Die Zauberflöte

17 May 2018

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Marta Fontanals-Simmons returns to Garsington Opera on 31 May 2018 for Netia Jones’s new production of Mozart Die Zauberflöte. Singing Second Lady, Fontanals-Simmons joins a cast including Louise Alder as Pamina and Benjamin Hulett as Tamino.


Fontanals-Simmons made an acclaimed debut at Garsington last season singing Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro:


“The laurels must go to… Marta Fontanals-Simmons as Cherubino, possessed of a voice with highly individual character matched by natural dramatic instincts which, quite simply, made you forget she was acting”
Opera Now, September 2017


This summer’s Die Zauberflöte runs throughout the summer with the final performance on 24 July.

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Marta Fontanals-Simmons joins Intermusica for worldwide management

05 February 2018

We are delighted to announce that mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons has joined Intermusica for worldwide management.


Highlights this season for British-Catalan mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons include her debut at the Teatro Real, Madrid as Jennie Hildebrand in Weill Street Scene, Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera and Alasdair Nicolson Shadows on the Wall – Five Hauntings at the Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ben Gernon. Future engagements include a return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera and to the Teatro Real, and her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and for Monte Carlo Opera.


Recent highlights for Fontanals-Simmons include Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera which gained the following praise from critics:


“The laurels must go to Marta Fontanals-Simmons as Cherubino, possessed of a voice with highly individual character matched by natural dramatic instincts which, quite simply, made you forget she was acting”
Opera Now, September 2017


“Marta Fontanals-Simmons proved a master (mistress) of fresh-voiced enthusiasm and cross-dressing faux-awkwardness.”
Opera Today, June 2017


On the concert platform, recent highlights include Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with Sakari Oramo at the Last Night of the Proms, Mendelssohn Elijah with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Ravel L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with Stéphane Denève and the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, and Mozart Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A passionate recitalist, Fontanals-Simmons has performed at the Wigmore Hall, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, and St James's Church, Piccadilly.


Watch her perform Schumann Widmung here:

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Mary Bevan & Marta Fontanals-Simmons make their Teatro Real, Madrid debuts in Weill's Street Scene

30 January 2018

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Teatro Real, Madrid

On 13 February, Mary Bevan and Marta Fontanals-Simmons make their Teatro Real debuts in John Fulljames’ production of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, under the musical direction of Tim Murray.


Bevan sings the role of Rose Maurrant, and Fontanals-Simmons sings Jennie Hildebrand. On 16 February at 20:00 CET, the production will be streamed live online by Mezzo Live HD.


Bevan will next be seen in London singing the title role in the Royal Opera House’s world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new opera Coraline, to be performed at the Barbican Theatre. This season she also appears at the Wigmore Hall, and with the Aurora Orchestra for a performance of Richard Ayres’ In the Alps.


Other highlights this season for Fontanals-Simmons include Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera and Alasdair Nicolson Shadows on the Wall – Five Hauntings at the Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ben Gernon. Future engagements include a return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera and to the Teatro Real, and her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Monte Carlo Opera.

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Intermusica represents Marta Fontanals-Simmons worldwide.

Eleanor Freedman
Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9907
efreedman@intermusica.co.uk

Phillippa Scammell
Assistant to Director / Head of Vocal & Opera, Intermusica
+44 20 7608 9945
pscammell@intermusica.co.uk

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