Soprano SHANNON MERCER’s voice has been described as luminous, dazzling, and shining and her acting witty, delightful, and feisty – she is taking on the opera world as one of Canada’s most promising young stars. Mercer has performed with major Canadian opera companies, and she made a highly acclaimed French debut with l’Opéra de Montpellier in the title role of Marin Marais’ Sémélé, recently released on CD. A much sought-after concert artist, she has appeared with orchestras in North America and on the recital stage in a number of Canadian cities. Her discography includes Bach and the Liturgical Year, Mondonville Pièces de clavecin with harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour, and English Fancy (all on Analekta). She also starred in the comic opera Burnt Toast, now on DVD. Please visit Shannon Mercer’s website at www.shannonmercer.com.