Bay Area and Napa Valley-based soprano Shannon Latimer is a skilled interpreter of light lyric and coloratura operatic, oratorio, and art song repertoire, from the baroque to the modern periods. Her clear, light, flexible voice ranges from F3 to F6.
Shannon has performed the roles of Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito), Galatea (Acis and Galatea, Handel), Madame Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor, Mozart), Ilia (Idomeno, Mozart), Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Offenbach), and many others. Shannon has performed with the Handel Opera Project and Open Opera, and frequently performs as a soloist with and member of a number of choral and chamber ensembles, most recently with the Bay Area Classical Harmonies (BACH) chamber ensemble.
Shannon is a vibrant performer, bringing both comic and dramatic characters to life through her in-depth characterizations and a fluid, expressive face and voice.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Holy Names University, and completed extensive post-graduate work in vocal performance, vocal pedagogy, Kodaly pedagogy, and choral direction.
When not performing, Shannon is the choral director at Community Bible Church in Vallejo, a private voice instructor, and corporate proposal writer.