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Shannon Keegan | Rückert Lieder (S3 | E139)


Operatic Mezzo Soprano Shannon Keegan

This is Part II. To hear part one click here: SHANNON KEEGAN.

In this episode, we discuss YAP’s – Young Artist Programs – across the USA. Shannon explains all. And we understand the challenges of vocal competitions, special programs like SongStudio, and what life is like for a 26-year-old singer in an ever-more-competitive opera world. More talk than music this week… you’ll love it.

Shannon Keegan was one of the stars at Carnegie Hall Song Studio earlier this year. She was put through her paces for a week by the best of the best in the opera world. And she came out… singing! You can hear all about it on these two brilliant episodes we put together for you in early March:

Carnegie Hall Song Studio Part 1

Carnegie Hall Song Studio Part 2

So… was it inevitable that Shannon would become a guest our show? Maybe. But for certain the opera goddess was looking out for us, for here she is… the first of many episodes with this brilliant singer about music and opera and life in the arts.

“Shannon Keegan (Mezzo-soprano) makes it vividly and wonderfully clear that the real reconciliation in this opera lies in Zerlina’s C major aria “Vedrai carino”.

Alexander Walther

Shannon Keegan | Rückert Lieder (S3 | E139)

Statsoper Stuttgart


As you will learn in this interview, this is one of those standout venues for young opera singers.

Statsoper Stuttgart

Des Moines Opera


A program where you can learn and sing in beautiful opera productions.

Des Moines Opera

Show Playlist Shannon Keegan | Rückert Lieder

OvertureRichard Strauss, Munich Philharmonic OrchestraDer Rosenkavalier2008
It’s a Perfect RelationshipJudy HolidayBells Are Ringing1956
A Man Like You – Unusual WayShelly Burch, Raul JuliaNine1982
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Anne Sofie von OtterSongs of a Wayfarer; 5 Ruckert Lieder 1986
Guido’s SongAntonio Banderas, Nine CompanyNine The Musical Movie Soundtrack2003
My Husband Makes MoviesMary Stuart MastersonNine The Musical Movie Soundtrack2003
Shannon Keegan, PJ Ewing

Shannon Keegan | Rückert Lieder (S3 | E139)

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DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

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  1. PJ

    It is an interview like this one that makes me do this show!

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