"Shannon Jennings was a vision..."
- George B. Parous, Pittsburgh in the Round
Praised by the Washington Post for her dramatic intensity and vocal ability, Shannon Jennings continues to wow critics and audiences alike. In the 2022-23 season, she performed the role of Mimì in La bohème with Kentucky Opera, and returns to Kentucky this season to perform a solo recital celebrating her Cuban heritage with Spanish-language songs and zarzuela. Her 2021-22 season included making her house debut as the title role in Tosca with Opera Las Vegas, singing Mimì in La bohème with Newport Classical, and performing Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. This season, Ms. Jennings sings the title role in Pauline Viardot's Cinderella with Resonance Works in Pittsburgh, the title role in Rusalka with Opera Orlando, the title role in Turandot with Gulfshore Opera, and she returns to Opera Las Vegas to sing Mimì in La bohème.
Ms. Jennings was a featured soloist with Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino in his world premiere of ADVENT with the National Symphony Orchestra for NASA's 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. She can be heard on his 2020 solo album, Travelogue Volume 1, available from Death Waltz Originals & Mondo Records.
2 August 2023
Shannon Jennings brings mermaid magic to Opera Orlando concert series
Shannon shares with Matt Palm of the Orlando Sentinel about her program A Siren's Song as part of Opera Orlando's Summer Concert Series to preview her singing the title role in Rusalka in March 2024.
9 August 2023
Shannon Jennings Joins Opera Orlando's Season Lineup
Ms. Jennings will sing a recital of ocean nymphs and explorers, as a preview to singing the title role in Rusalka in Opera Orlando's site-specific production with Opera Orlando at the Art & History Museums of Maitland.
BY TERRENCE BLANCHARD
- Charles Green, DC Metro Theater Arts