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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

Sep 23, 2019
Savannah Voice Festival Presents: The World of the Davenports, The Davenport House Museum (Soloist)
The Davenport House Museum, 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

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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August 28, 2019

Jessica joins host Asha Gilbert on "What It Do," Savannah Do Podcast! She talks about the Savannah Voice Festival!

Jessica joins Asha Gilbert at The Savannah Morning News, "What It Do," Podcast. Do Savannah!

Listen as Jessica sits down with Asha Gilbert at the Do Savannah as they talk about The Savannah Voice Festival and opera!

https://omny.fm/shows/do-savannah/what-it-do-with-do-savannah-july-31-jessica-best-s

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