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“Jessica Ann Best as Mrs. Otis showed just how magnificent and commanding a mezzo-soprano can be.”

-Laurence Vittes, Bachtrack
The Canterville Ghost (Mrs. Otis), LA OPERA 2018.

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"We create because it allows us to open up our souls and give life. Artists breathe life into the world by exposing their deepest sentiments and realizing their need to connect."

Event Schedule

Dec 9, 2019
Guest Artist: Lecture Series: Early Jazz Lecture
The Davenport House Museum, Savannah, GA.
Dec 15, 2019
Guest Artist: A Holiday Romance Fundraiser
45 Bistro, Savannah, GA.
Dec 16, 2019
Guest Artist/Writer: 1900-1940: Early Jazz. Performances: 6 & 8 PM
The Davenport House Museum, Savannah, GA.
Feb 29, 2020
Guest Artist, "Highlights from Carmen." The Binghampton Community Orchestra
The Binghampton Community Orchestra, Binghampton, NY.
Aug 1, 2020
*Role Debut, Savannah Opera
Savannah Opera, Savannah, Georgia.

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As the Stepmother in Lady swanwhite, Opera Tampa, 2019.
“Mezzo-Soprano Jessica Best gives the show’s best performance as the stepmother, who spends most of the play terrorizing Swanwhite and her servants. In her role, those unexpected melodic leaps made sense, and her paranoia and grief over a long-ago death dominate the stage.” 
-Andrew Meacham,
Tampa Bay Times

News & Press

September 30, 2019

For Your Grammy Consideration: Louis Karchin's Naxos Recording, "Jane Eyre."

Jessica is featured on Louis Karchin's new opera recording release of Jane Eyre, playing the roles of Bessie and Mary Rivers. The album was recorded in 2017 on the Naxos Label.
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August 28, 2019

Jessica is featured as Bessie and Mary Rivers in the new Naxos recording of Jane Eyre, by Louis Karchin!

Jessica is thrilled to be featured on Jane Eyre, by Louis Karchin on the Naxos label!

Jessica began her journey as the roles of Bessie and Mary Rivers in Louis Karchin's Jane Eyre with The Center for Contemporary Opera in New York City. Portraying the two roles was much fun and she is delighted to be featured on the Naxos recording! The recording is available for purchase on Amazon. Please follow this link to purchase the opera:https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Eyre-VARIOUS-ARTISTS/dp/B07T3JPPPV/#

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