Emilio Pons

Emilio Pons

Tenor

Mit Emilio Pons in der Titelpartie steht der Produktion ein exquisiter Sängerdarsteller zu Verfügung
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«Mit Emilio Pons in der Titelpartie steht der Produktion ein exquisiter Sängerdarsteller zu Verfügung»
http://www.nmz.de/online/tragische-tortenschlacht-giuseppe-porsiles-spartakus-in-schwetzingen (2016)
«Herausragend Emilio Pons mit seinem beweglichen, höhensicheren und artikulationsklaren Evangelisten-Tenor.»
(2016)
«"Emilio Pons gibt den Narraboth mit silbrigem Tenor und macht mit intensivem Spiel deutlich, wie sehr dieser Hauptmann der verführerischen Salome verfallen ist. Dabei zeichnet ihn auch in den Höhen eine saubere Diktion aus. Wenn er sich dann aus Verzweiflung das Leben nimmt, weil er Salomes Verhalten Jochanaan gegenüber nicht mehr ertragen kann, geht die Szene unter die Haut. "»
http://www.omm.de/veranstaltungen/musiktheater20142015/W-salome.html (2016)
2017Mozart: IdomeneoArbace
2017Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressTom Rakewell
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2017Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoTito
2017Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosScaramuccio
2017Mozart: La Finta GiardinieraPodestá
2016Strauss R.: SalomeErster Jude
2016Bizet: CarmenLe Remendado
2016Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2016Granados: GoyescasFernando
2016Mozart: IdomeneoArbace
2015Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailPedrillo
2015Strauss R.: SalomeNarraboth
2015Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Evangelist
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginLensky
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginLensky
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2014Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressTom Rakewell
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2014Britten: Peter GrimesBob Boles
2013Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressTom Rakewell
2013Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2013Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSteuermann (Daland's steersman)
2013Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSteuermann (Daland's steersman)
2013Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginLensky
2012Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2012Battistelli: Richard IIIRichmond
2012Martinů: JuliettaLe commissaire/Le facteur
2012Thomas: MignonLaerte
2012Verdi: MacbethMalcolm
2012Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginLensky
2012Puccini: TurandotPong
2011Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFerrando
2011Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33Truffaldin
2011Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2010Strauss R.: SalomeNarraboth
2010Beethoven: FidelioJaquino
2010Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2010Cavalli: GiasoneEgeo/Sole
2009Granados: GoyescasFernando
2009Leoncavallo: PagliacciBeppe
2009Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2009Henze: PhaedraHypollit
2009Martinu: Die drei WünscheSerge/Adolphe
2009Porsile: SpartacoSpartaco
2008Mozart: IdomeneoArbace
2008Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginLensky
2008Britten: Curlew RiverMadwoman
2007Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaIl Conte d'Almaviva
2006Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Arturo Bucklaw

Bio

The career of tenor Emilio Pons has taken him across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

Since his professional debut in 2006 at the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia, he has performed internationally at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Theater St Gallen in Switzerland; the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark; the Vlaamse Opera, Ghent & Antwerp, Belgium; Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg;  the Sankt Margarethen Opera Festival, the Salzburg State Theater and the Vienna Chamber Opera in Austria; and Munich's Prinzregenten Theater, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, the Magravial Opera House in Bayreuth, and the theaters of the cities of Augsburg, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Coburg, Freiburg, Heidelberg and Wuppertal, in Germany; Vilnius City Opera, in Lithuania; Opéra de Metz, in France; Opera Siam in Bangkok, Thailand; in Singapore with the National Symphony Orchestra; as well as Compañía Nacional de Ópera de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Teatro Julio Mayor in Bogota, Colombia, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, in Chile and Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

His operatic repertoire encompasses more than thirty roles, including: staples of the lyric Fach such as Tamino (Mozart-Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Mozart-Così fan Tutte), Don Ottavio (Mozart-Don Giovanni), Tom Rakewell (Stravinsky–The Rake's Progress), Il Conte d’Almaviva (Rossini-Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Nemorino (Donizetti-L’elisir d’amore), Narraboth (Strauss-Salome), Le Chevalier de la Force (Poulenc-Dialogues des Carmélites), Trouffaldino (Prokofiev-L’amour des trois oranges) and Lensky (Tchaikovsky-Yevgenij Onegin); a myriad of leading roles in lesser known works, including the title role in Porsile’s Spartaco, Mad Woman (Britten-Curlew River), Hypollit (Henze-Phaedra), Egeo and Sole (Cavalli-Il Giasone, commercially released on DVD), Richmond (Battistelli-Richard III), Serge/Adolphe (Martinů-Die drei Wünsche), Le Commissaire (Martinů-Juliette), Fernando (in the German première of Granados’ Goyescas); and various supporting roles such as Arbace (Mozart-Idomeneo), Arturo (Donizetti-Lucia di Lammermoor), Jaquino (Beethoven-Fidelio), Pong (Puccini-Turandot), Laërtes (Thomas-Mignon), Beppe/Arlecchin (Leoncavallo-Pagliacci) and Malcolm (Verdi-Macbeth) amongst others.

He has sung under the baton of acclaimed conductors such as Mikhail Jurowsky, Daniele Callegari, Jiří Bělohlávek, Ingo Metzmacher, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Frédéric Chaslin, Zoltan Pesko, Niksa Bareza, Federico Maria Sardelli, Rodolfo Fischer and Cornelius Meister amongst others; has worked with renowned stage directors such as Robert Carsen, Christof Loy, Guy Joosten, Richard Jones, Pier Francesco Maestrini, Joan Anton Rechi, Arila Siegert, Jean-Louis Benôit, Mariame Clément and Benedikt von Peter, and has shared the stage with prominent singers such as Diana Damrau, Jennifer Larmore, Sophie Koch, KS Francisco Araiza, and Franco Vasallo, amongst others.
On the concert and recital stage, he has performed recitals in Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Russia, Japan, Azerbaijan (with the London Philharmonic Orchestra) and Israel (with the Jerusalem Camerata and the Be'er Sheva Sinfonietta).

Dr. Pons is co-founder and artistic director of the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy. Emilio Pons holds a graduate degree in Piano from the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico and a Juris Doctor degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana, in addition to Master and Doctor of Music Degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he was a student of Carlos Montané and Andreas Poulimenos. In Europe, he continued to study privately under the tutelage of KS Francisco Araiza and Lyubov Stuchevskaya, and currently, of Neumar de Kanel-Starling.

Dr. Pons has been a recipient of numerous scholarships and grants, including Mexico’s prestigious FONCA (National Endowment for the Arts), SIVAM (International Society of Mexican Artistic Values) scholarships (2000-2002), the Olympia Barbera and Culver Miller scholarships at the Indiana University School of Music (2002-2004), and INBA (National Fine Arts Institute of Mexico, as of 2003). He is a prize-winner of the Irma Cooper (2005), Palm Beach Opera (2005) and Pavel Lisitsian (2006) competitions and the RBT-Preis München award at the Hans Gabor “Belvedere” (2007) competition in Vienna.

A skilled polyglot, Dr. Pons speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Russian --all fluently.

Dr. Pons is a dual citizen of Mexico and Germany.

He is a member of the European Cultural Parliament.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Idomeneo Arbace Immediately Salzburger Landestheater 2017
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress Tom Rakewell 24 hours Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Nemorino Immediately Theater Bielefeld Und Bielefelder Philharmoniker 2017
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Tito No NA 2017
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Scaramuccio Immediately Nordnorsk Opera Og Symfoniorkester 2017

Awards

Prize winner, palm beach opera competition
2017
second prize winner, irma cooper/columbus opera competition
2017
second prize winner, pavel lisitsian competition, russia
2017
special prize, belvedere competition, vienna
2017