Jane Archibald began her career in her native Canada, before becoming an Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera. She then joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera, debuting many coloratura roles. She has since gone on to perform regularly in the celebrated opera houses and concert halls of the world.
In 2022-2023 she makes her debut as the title role in Salome at the Fondazione Lirico Sinfonico Petruzzelli e Teatro di Bari. In concert, Jane will open the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s season singing Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi with Ryan Wigglesworth, for radio and tv broadcast. She is also soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Rune Bergmann; Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Requiem with National Arts Centre Orchestra and Bernard Labadie; Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano; Mozart’s Requiem with Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Michael Francis; Debussy’s La Damoiselle élue and Dutilleux’s Correspondances with Seattle Symphony and Conductor Emeritus Ludovic Morlot, and sings Beethoven’s “Ah, perfido” and Haydn’s Scena di Berenice at the Teatro Carlo Felice with Ricardo Minasi.
Her career thus far has taken her to the Metropolitan Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Paris Opera, La Scala Milan, Teatro San Carlo, Carnegie Hall, Barbican London, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Zurich Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, major orchestras in London, Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Madrid, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Cincinnati, Salzburg and opera houses and festivals in Lyon, Glyndebourne, Geneva, Hyogo, Copenhagen, Toulouse, Baden-Baden, Aix-en-Provence and Santa Fe, among others.
Jane Archibald appears on numerous CD and DVD recordings, most recently in the celebrated release of Bernstein’s Candide, with Marin Alsop and the London Symphony Orchestra. More information can be found on the repertoire page.
Jane lives in Halifax, NS, with her husband, tenor Kurt Streit, and their family.
Archibald shows off a spectacular instrument and gorgeous technique in eight arias and one recitative from five operas… This is a treat from beginning to end.
With powerful coloratura pipes, Archibald melts the reactor core this scenes from L’anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ded Euridice (1791) and Orlando Paladino (1782).
…the coloratura of soprano Jane Archibald as Zerbinetta, who stopped the show with her brilliant vocal pyrotechnics. Together they represented what this opera is all about: the contrast between deep and profound art, and light, delightful entertainment.