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Jennings

Shannon

soprano

"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. Her recent performances include her house debut as Mimì in La bohème with Kentucky Opera, the title role in Tosca with Opera Las Vegas, Mimì in La bohème with Newport Classical, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, and a solo cabaret-style recital with Washington Concert Opera. In the 2023-24 season, Ms. Jennings celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Kentucky Opera in a solo recital of Spanish-language songs and zarzuela, and sings the title role in Dvořák's Rusalka with Opera Orlando.

Latest News

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29 March 2022

Announcement:
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."

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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

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