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June 9, 2019

Review: Scare Pair, LA OPERA 2019

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

-Laurence Vittes, Bachtrack

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June 6, 2019

"Need to Know," Interview. WXXI Rochester

Jessica interviews on "Need to Know!"

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September 21, 2018

Meet Rochester mezzo-soprano Jessica Ann Best this week on Need to Know

Rochester mezzo-soprano Jessica Ann Best spoke with WXXI's Helene Biandudi-Hofer on Need To Know about Understanding Music's Ability to Connect and Engage.

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September 1, 2018

Review: Alice Ryley

"Best, in particular, brought Alice to life as we see her from her jail cell, optimistically dictating a letter to Gen. James Oglethorpe, making plans for a midwife to take her baby in case her pleas for mercy went unanswered and, ultimately, accepting her fate to be the first woman hanged for a crime in the state of Georgia. I know there were a few teary eyes in my row as Alice sang a beautiful Irish lullaby to the baby she would never know."


Welcome to my new website! Have some fun visiting all the new places my new site has to offer! Travel the years with me on Youtube and SoundCloud! Discover all the things I am doing and where I'm headed next! Each page has some great links that will even help you get tickets to an event. I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to the creators of the site: Matt Olpinski and Kyle Craven. Thank you to Demian Spindler for my new photos, and to Becca Johnson and Louis Vaccaro for some more beautiful images throughout the site. I'm so thankful to all of you for your help on this new launch!

Enjoy the new site! I'd love to connect with you, so please visit the contact page and let me know how we might be able to work together! I look forward to hearing from you! Enjoy!

All my best,


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