Shannons latest release for ANALEKTA marks the first in a musically superb partnership with renowned harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour. The disc features a selection of works by French baroque composer Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville.
* 2007 ADISQ Award Nominee
Shannon Mercer, soprano
Release date: 23 January 2007
Pièces De Clavecin Avec Voix Ou Violon, Opus 5
"Soprano Shannon Mercer's career has moved up a few notches lately. She stole the show as Despina in Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart in the fall with the C.O.C. in Toronto. It's a bright, clean soprano voice and she's an intelligent, witty and captivating actor." (Rick Phillips, Sound Advice, 17 February 2007)
"Young soprano Shannon Mercer has impressed Toronto audiences in both recital and opera (most recently in the Canadian Opera Company's Così fan tutte). Here, she shows off her rare combination of lyricism, technical agility and dramatic power in nine pieces derived from Psalm texts by Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville." (Toronto Star, 1 March 2007)
"Offering a luminous and important recording, Luc Beauséjour, Shannon Mercer and Hélène Plouffe appropriate this world with great intelligence. By exchanging constantly the role of principal and second, the musicians interpret brilliantly the sonoric textures, revealing this aspect of style typical of the research of the composer." (Le Soleil, 23 February 2007)