"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' 2019-20 season included her debut as the title role in Tosca with Annapolis Opera, and her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra as the soloist in the world premiere of Michael Giacchino's ADVENT. Ms. Jennings joined Wolf Trap Opera in the summer of 2019 as a Filene Artist, performing Bubikopf in Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis, and Argentine in Gluck's L'île de Merlin. She was invited to return as a Filene Artist in 2020 where she was scheduled to perform Elisabeth Zimmer in Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the National Orchestral Institute, and in Te Adoro: Latin Theater Songs with Steven Blier (COVID-19).
19 July 2018
Feature: Opera America Magazine
Ms. Jennings can be seen in Opera America's feature on Pittsburgh Opera's event "A Song o Thrones". The event, in March, was a fashion show displaying couture items from local designer Diana Misetic and medieval pieces from the company's costume shop.
26 April 2018
Interview: "Elixer of Love" at Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Shannon Jennings, soprano sings Giannetta in The Elixir of Love. Watch her interview with 'Burgh Vivant as she explains the ins and outs of this surprisingly complex character!
- Charles Green, DC Metro Theater Arts