"Shannon Jennings was a vision..."
- George B. Parous, Pittsburgh in the Round
Praised by the Washington Post for her dramatic intensity and vocal ability, soprano Shannon Jennings continues to wow critics and audiences alike. Last summer, she returned to Wolf Trap Opera to sing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 in recital, the title role in Viardot’s Cendrillon and the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd. Her 2022 season includes making her house debut as the title role in Tosca with Opera Las Vegas, singing Mimì in La bohème with Newport Classical, Mimì in La bohème with Kentucky Opera, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, joining Virginia Opera to cover Beatrice in Three Decembers, covering Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd at Opera Omaha, and singing a recital with Washington Concert Opera.
29 March 2022
Mimì in La bohème
"For its 54th season, Newport Classical Music Festival presents 24 concerts over 18 days, and will return for the first time since 2019 to the stunning Newport mansions."
16 July 2021
Review: Cinderella at
Wolf Trap Opera
"Whether slouching inelegantly in a chair after housework or gliding serenely into the prince’s castle, Shannon Jennings was a natural in the title role. The soprano’s refulgent tone and intense phrasing when Cendrillon reminded her self-absorbed stepsisters of the duty to help the poor was an early sit-up-and-take-notice moment in the evening, and her performance continued to yield vivid results."
- Tim Smith, Opera News
BY TERRENCE BLANCHARD
- Charles Green, DC Metro Theater Arts