SHANNON MAGEE
MEZZO-SOPRANO | Click Here to see Shannon's repertoire

Shannon Magee, dramatic mezzo-soprano, has garnered rave reviews for operatic performances and concert appearances alike. Recently, Ms.Magee performed as a soloist in Alexander Nevsky with Ft Collins Symphony ,and Soloist in the Beethoven 9th Symphony with Colorado College Summer Festival. Ms. Magee performed as Alto Soloist in Mendelssohn’s Walpurgisnacht with Colorado Symphony. Shannon performed Amneris in Verdi’s Aida with Ft Collins Opera. She performed Dame Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff in Western France with Lyrique en Mer Festival. She also performed with Colorado Springs Philharmonic in Handel’s Messiah. Ms. Magee made her opera debut performing Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera with Piedmont Opera. She has also performed the comic Marquise de Birkenfeld in Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment for Opera Theatre of the Rockies and appeared as alto soloist in the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s inaugural performances of the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Maestro Lawrence Leighton Smith. Shannon has been guest artist for Midland, Texas’ Messiah performances for the past two seasons. She was the first place winner of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s 2003 auditions, has been a regional place winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and was a winner in the Vera Scammon International 2004 Auditions. Ms.Magee was selected from among thousands of applicants across the USA and abroad for Santa Fe Opera’s prestigious Apprentice Artist Program in 2004 and was honored to return to Santa Fe Opera for the 2005 season to cover Auntie in Britten’s Peter Grimes and to perform other solo and ensemble assignments. Ms. Magee has been featured as a Preview Artist for Central City Opera, and has portrayed such roles as Jezibaba in Rusalka, Principessa in Suor Angelica, Mother in The Tales of Hoffmann, Mother in The Consul, and Azucena in Act IV of Il Trovatore for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s February, 2004 performances in the Pikes Peak Center under the baton of Christopher Wilkins. She was also featured in the Beethoven 9th Symphony performances for the Fort Collins Symphony and for the Cheyenne Symphony. Her upcoming engagements include performances of the Theresienmesse by Haydn at Carnegie Hall on April 5th, 2009 and Azucena in Il Trovatore with Ft Collins Opera May ’09.

Performances

Alto Soloist Beethoven 9th Symphony Colorado Springs Music Festival
Alto Soloist Alexander Nevsky Ft Collins Symphony
Alto Soloist Walpurgisnacht Colorado Symphony
Mother/ Grandmother Little Red Riding Hood Colorado Springs Music Festival
Amneris Aida Fort Collins Opera

Dame Quickly

Falstaff

Lyrique en mer Festival, France

Ulrica

Un ballo in Maschera

Piedmont Opera

Florence Pike (cover) Albert Herring Gotham Chamber Opera, New York

Alto Soloist

Verdi Requiem

Jefferson Symphony

Alto Soloist

Beethovenís 9th

Cheyenne Symphony

Auntie (cover) Peter Grimes Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program

Alto Soloist

Messiah

Midland Chamber Orchestra

Ursula (cover)

Beatrice and Benedict

Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program

La Principessa

Suor Angelica

Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program

Berta(super)

Barber of Seville

Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program

Soloist

Beethoven 9th Symphony

Fort Collins Symphony

Jezibaba

Rusalka (Act I)

Colorado College Opera Theater

Azucena

Il Trovatore(Act IV)

Colorado College Opera Theater

Mrs. Lovett

Sweeney Todd (scenes)

Colorado College Opera Theater

Marquise de Berkenfeld

Daughter of the Regiment

Opera Theatre of the Rockies

Preview Artist

Gabrielís Daughter

Central City Opera

Soloist

Beethoven 9th Symphony

Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Mother

Tales of Hoffman

Opera Theatre of the Rockies

Mother

The Consul

Opera Theatre of the Rockies

Recital Artist

 

Colorado College

Frau Schneider

Cabaret

Colorado College Opera Theater

La Principessa

Suor Angelica

Opera Theatre of the Rockies

Baba

The Medium(Act I)

Colorado College Opera Theater

Alto Soloist

Bach Kantate

Midland/Odessa Symphony

Ruth

Pirates of Penzance

San Diego Comic Opera

Awards

Vera Scammon International Competition Finalist 2004
Denver Lyric Opera Guild 1st place Winner 2003
Oratorio Society of New York Semi-finalist 2003
Metropolitan Opera Audition Regional Finalist 2003
Denver Lyric Opera Guild 4th place Winner 2002
Texas Music Club Young Artist Competition 1st place Winner 2001
Metropolitan Opera Audition Regional Finalist 1998

Coaches/Conductors/Directors

Nico Castel Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program
Diane Richardson Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program
Thomas Bagwell Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program
Mary Jane Johnson Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program
Regina Safarty-Rickless Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program
Chuck Hudson Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program
Lawrence Leighton Smith Metropolitan Opera/Yale Opera Theater
James Albritten Winston-Salem Opera/Indiana Univ./Piedmont Opera
Steven Lacosse Winston-Salem Opera/Indiana Univ./Piedmont Opera
LeAnn Overton Metropolitan Opera/Cincinnati Opera/Manhattan School of Music
William Warfield Masterclass
Mara Waldman AIMS Graz, Austria
John Wustman Indiana University
Semyon Rozin Frankfurt Opera/Aspen Festival
Dr. Nora Sands AIMS Graz, Austria

Teachers

Martile Rowland Metropolitan Opera/Teatro Colon/Paris Bastille/Frankfurt Opera
Nina Henson Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program
Braeden Harris St. Louis Opera/ New York
Brenda Harris Masterclass/New York City Opera/ Metropolitan Opera
Thomas Lindblade San Francisco/Colorado Springs/Acting Class
Diann Sichel Princeton University/Alexander Technique Movement
Leon Natker San Diego Comic Opera
Sue Arnold Texas Tech University
Mary Gillas Texas Tech University
John Gillas Texas Tech University

Upcoming Event
Azucena in Il Trovatore with Ft Collins Opera May 2009