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.
Her 2021-2022 season includes performances of Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the title role in Alcina for Glyndebourne, Ginevra in Ariodante at the Palau des Arts in Valencia and Roxana in Krol Roger at the Frankfurt Opera, as well as a holiday concert at home in Halifax with Symphony Nova Scotia and a recital of Messiaen and Strauss with the Scotia Festival. The release of her latest recording, Bernstein’s Candide with the London Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop, is anticipated in October 2021.
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, Geneva, Hyogo, Copenhagen, Toulouse, Baden-Baden, Aix-en-Provence and Santa Fe, among others.
Jane Archibald appears on numerous CD and DVD recordings, including her Juno-winning solo album of Haydn coloratura arias. 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.