Soprano
About

Recognized for the luminosity and effortless agility of her voice, as well as her commanding stage presence and profound acting ability, Canadian soprano Shannon Mercer enthusiastically embraces a range of repertoire from early to contemporary music, from Francesca Caccini and Monteverdi to John Beckwith and Ana Sokolovic. Shannon maintains a busy and challenging performance calendar of opera, concert, and recital engagements throughout North America and Europe while also sustaining an active recording presence, capturing some rarely performed works.

In the 2015-2016 season, audiences will hear Shannon sing Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Calgary Opera; Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Mozart’s Esultate, Jubilate with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; and the Messiah with the Oregon Symphony.  

Posted: Aug-3-2015
Latest News
Shannon Mercer’s recording of Les nuits d’ete has been nominated for the 2014 Juno award for “Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.”
Posted: Feb-4-2014
Latest Recording

On Trobairitz: Poems of Women Troubadours soprano Shannon Mercer and the musicians of La Nef reconstitute the songs of 12th- and 13th-century female troubadours in the south of France — the trobairitz.

Posted: Oct-8-2013
Latest Acclaim

"In Canadian soprano Shannon Mercer, the septet had a stunning artistic ally, a voice of near-limitless power and agility as well as an interpreter steeped in the theatricality of the repertoire."

— The Plain Dealer
Posted: Feb-22-2016
Latest Video
Posted: Oct-21-2012