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American mezzo-soprano Shannon Keegan is a graduate of University of Cincinnati (Bachelor’s degree) and Rice University (Masters). As a young artist, she has also participated in Kentucky Opera's Sandford Studio Artist Program, Houston Grand Opera's Young Artist Vocal Academy, Des Moines Metro Opera's Apprentice Artist Program and Renee Fleming’s Song Studio based in New York’s Carnegie Hall. More recently, Shannon took part in the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz.
An extremely successful competitor, Shannon most recently received First Place and Critics Choice winner of the 22nd annual Concorso Lirico Ottavio Ziino in Rome.
Recent highlights include several role debuts whilst performing as a Studio Artist at Staatsoper Stuttgart. These include Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Frau Pfeil in Der Schauspieldirektor, Der Sandmännchen in Hänsel und Gretel, Roßweise in Die Walküre, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.