Recent Engagements

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Liederabend

7

Apr

2021

Palm Beach Opera

Soloist

Shannon sang as a soprano soloist in Palm Beach Opera's annual Liederabend -  when musicians and lovers of music would gather at someone’s home, and one or more singers would perform the songs of composers of the day.

Palm Beach Opera

April 7, 2019

Liederabend

Die Zauberflöte

21, 26

Feb

2021

Palm Beach Opera

Erste Dame

Shannon performed the role of Erste Dame in W.A. Mozart's imaginary classic, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

Palm Beach Opera

February 21 & 26, 2021

Die Zauberflöte

Scenes from Eugene Onegin

16

Aug

2020

Wolf Trap Opera

as Tatyana

Shannon performed the role of Tatyana in scenes from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin with Wolf Trap Opera. 

Wolf Trap Opera

August 16, 2020

Eugene Onegin

Tosca

1-3

Nov

2019

Annapolis Opera

Tosca

Shannon returns to Annapolis opera to perform the title role in the classic tragedy, Tosca. 

Annapolis Opera

November 1 2019 - 7:30pm

November 3 2019 - 3pm

Tosca

10th Anniversary Celebration

6

Sept

2019

Virginia Opera & Richmond Symphony

Soloist

RPAA will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Virginia Opera & Richmond Symphony

September 6, 2019 - 7:30pm

10th Anniversary Celebration

Recital with Gustavo Andres

12

May

2019

Machipongo, VA

Featured Soloist

Shannon will be performing in a recital with pianist Gustavo Andres at Hungars Episcopal Church in Machipongo, Virginia.

Hungars Episcopal Church

Sunday May 12, 2019 - 3pm

Recital

with Gustavo Andres, piano

Le vin herbé

Le vin herbé

February

9-10

2019

Saturday Februrary 9th, 2019 - 7:30pm

Sunday February 10th, 2019 - 3pm

Wolf Trap Opera - The Barns

Shannon sang role of Iseut la Blonde in this retelling of the story of Tristan and Isolde, composed by Swiss composer Frank Martin.

Wolf Trap Opera - The Barns

Iseut la Blonde

Apprentice Showcase

Apprentice

Showcase

August

18

2018

Sunday August 18th, 2018

8:00 pm

The Santa Fe Opera

Shannon will be singing the role of Nedda in the Nedda/Silvio duet from Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci.

The Santa Fe Opera
Cabildo

Cabildo

July

26-29

2017

July 26th & 29th, 2018

August 2nd, 2018

Central City Opera

Cabildo Amy Beach's  opera, which recounts the the legend of a French noblewoman, Lady Valerie, who gives a bracelet to a pirate as a proclamation of her love and disappears mysteriously at sea. 

Photos and Reviews
Central City Opera

Lady Valerie

Richard the Lionheart

Richard the Lionheart

January

21-29

2017

January 21, 24, 27 & 29, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera

Photos and Reviews
Pittsburgh Opera

Constanza

Shannon played the role of the beautiful Constanza in Handel's opera Richard the Lionheart (Ricardo Primo) with Pittsburgh Opera. 

Salome

Salmoe

November

5-15

2016

November 5, 8, 11 & 15, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera

Photos and Reviews
Pittsburgh Opera

A Slave

Shannon performed the role of A Slave in Pittsburgh Opera's production of Salome alongside Patricia Racette and Robert Brubaker.

Transformations

Transformations

July

21-23

2016

July 21 & 23, 2016

Merola Opera Program

Photos and Reviews
Merola Opera Program

Anne Sexton

Shannon performed the role of Anne Sexton in Conrad Susa's opera Transformations as a member of the prestigious Merola Opera Program. 

Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte

March

25-29

2015

March 25th & 29th, 2015

Florida Opera Theater

Photos and Reviews
Florida Opera Theater

Fiordiligi

Ms. Jennings performed the role of the Fiordiligi in Mozart's comedic opera, Così fan tutte. 

La Bohème

La Bohème

September

19

2014

September 6th, 2014

DC Public Opera

Photos and Reviews
DC Public Opera

Mimì

Ms. Jennings performed the tragic role of Mimi in Puccini's masterpiece, La Bohme.  

Susannah

Susannah

June

21-28

2014

June 21st & 28th, 2014

Ash Lawn Opera

Photos and Reviews
Ash Lawn Opera

Susannah

Ms. Jennings performed the title role in the young artist performances of Carlisle Floyd's most popular and cherished opera, Susannah. 

Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos

February

7-23

2014

February 7th - 23rd, 2014

Virginia Opera

Photos and Reviews
Virginia Opera

Echo (cv)

Ms. Jennings covered the role of Echo - one of the fantastical  nymphs of Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos

The Journey to Reims

The Journey to Reims

June

21-29

2013

June 21st, 26th & 29th, 2013

Wolf Trap Opera

Photos and Reviews
Wolf Trap Opera

Maddalena

Ms. Jennings performed the role of Maddalena in The Journey to Reims as a member of the Wolf Trap Opera Studio.

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Women, Their Voices...

3

Nov

2020

Washington Concert Opera

Soprano Soloist

Shannon performed “We Cannot Retrace Our Steps” from The Mother of Us All in Washington Concert Opera's production, "Women, Their Voices, and Nothing Less".

Washington Concert Opera

November 3, 2020

Women, Their Voices, and Nothing Less

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A Sea Symphony

22

Feb

2020

Ashville Symphony Orchestra

by Ralph Vaughn Williams

Shannon sings the soprano soloist in Vaughn William's A Sea Symphony with the Ashville Symphony Orchestra.

Ashville Symphony Orchestra

February 22, 2020

A Sea Symphony

Season Opening Gala

14

Sept

2019

Annapolis Opera

Soloist

Shannon returns to Annapolis opera to perform as a featured soloist to celebrate the opening of the 2019/20 season.

Annapolis Opera

September 14, 2019 - 6pm

Season Opening Gala

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

June

22-30

2019

Saturday June 22, 2019 - 

Sunday June 30, 2019

Wolf Trap Opera - The Barns

Shannon will perform the roles of Argentine is Merlin's Island and Girl in The Emperor of Atlantis in her return to Wolf Trap Opera.

Wolf Trap Opera - The Barns

a double bill of

Merlin's Island   by Gluck

The Emperor of Atlantis  by Ullmann

Carmen

Carmen

March

15-17

2019

Friday March 15th, 2019 - 8pm

Sunday March 17th, 2019 - 3pm

Annapolis Opera

Shannon performed the role of Michaëla in Annapolis Opera's production of Bizet's sexy and dramatic Carmen.

Annapolis Opera

Micaëla

Holiday Concerts Tour

10-16

December

*click link below for specific dates and times*

2018

Santa Fe Opera

Soprano Soloist

During the holiday season, Santa Fe artists perform in recitals of holiday music around the state.  Shannon was joined by pianist Robert Tweeten and tenor Rafael Moras. 

Santa Fe Opera

Monday December 10 - Sunday December 16, 2018

Holiday Concerts

L'elisir d'amore

L'elisir d'amore

Gianetta

April

21-29

2018

April 21, 24, 27 & 19, 2018

Pittsburgh Opera

Shannon performed the iconic role of Gianetta in Donizetti's romantic comedy, L'elisir d'amore.

Pittsburgh Opera
Mid-Atlantic Regional

Mid-Atlantic Region

February

12

2017

February 12th, 2017

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Photos and Reviews
Metropolitan Opera 

Finalist

Hérodiade

Hérodiade

November

20

2016

November 20th, 2016

Washington Concert Opera

Photos and Reviews
Washington Concert Opera

Une jeune Babylonienne

Shannon performed the role of a young Babylonian slave in Massenet's opera, alongside Michael Fabiano as John the Baptist, Michaela Martens and as Hérodiade. 

Grand Finale Concert

Grand Final Concert

August

20

2016

August 20th, 2016

Merola Opera Program

Photos and Reviews
Merola Opera Program

Soloist

Ms. Jennings performed Ilia's aria, "Padre, germane, addio" from Mozart's Idomeneo with Maestro Rory MacDonald and members of the San Francisco Symphony.

Faust

Faust

March

18-20

2016

March 18th & 20th, 2016

Annapolis Opera

Photos and Reviews
Annapolis Opera

Maguerite

Ms. Jennings performed the role of the beautiful and love-struck Marguerite in Gounod's classic opera Faust with Annapolis Opera. 

HMS Pinafore

HMS Pinafore

Nov/Dec

09-06

2014

November 9 - 23, 2015

December 5 & 6, 2015

Virginia Opera

Photos and Reviews
Virginia Opera

Josephine

Ms. Jennings performed the role of the beautiful Josephine in Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore. 

Susannah

Susannah

July

11-16

2014

July 11th - 16th, 2014

Ash Lawn Opera

Photos and Reviews
Ash Lawn Opera

Susannah (cv)

Ms. Jennings covered the title role in Carlisle Floyd's most popular and cherished opera, Susannah. 

Carmen

Carmen

Mar/Apr

21-14

2014

March 21st - April 13th, 2014

Virginia Opera

Photos and Reviews
Virginia Opera

Micaëla (cv)

Ms. Jennings covered the role of Micaëla in one of the most recognized opera's in history, Bizet's Carmen

Falstaff

Falstaff

Sept/Oct

27-13

2013

September 27th - October 13th, 2013

Virginia Opera

Photos and Reviews
Virginia Opera

Nanetta (cv)

Ms. Jennings covered the role of Nanetta in Virginia Opera's production of Verdi's Falstaff.  

Camelot

Camelot

January

11-20

2013

January 11th - 20th, 2013

Virginia Opera

Photos and Reviews
Virginia Opera

Nimue/Guenevere (cv)

Ms. Jennings performed the role of Nimue and covered the role of Guenevere (which received one performance) in Virginia Opera's production of Camelot. 

Gianni Schicchi

Gianni Schicchi

December

8 & 9

2012

December 8th & 9th, 2012

Florida Opera Theater

Photos and Reviews
Florida Opera Theater

Lauretta

Ms. Jennings performed the role of Lauretta in Florida Opera Theater's production of Gianni Schicchi by Puccini.