Jane Archibald


Appears on: Peer Gynt

With this concert, Jane Archibald makes her debut with the Oregon Symphony.

Jane Archibald’s career trajectory has taken her from Canada to San Francisco to the Vienna State Opera and major opera houses on both continents.

Her artistry has generated excitement across Europe and North America, with recent engagements including Lucia and Konstanze in Zurich; Adele and Ophélie at the Met; Olympia, Zerbinetta and Cleopatra at the Paris National Opera; Sophie at La Scala Milan and in Berlin; Zerbinetta at Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, Covent Garden, and in Munich; and Semele at the Canadian Opera Company.

After beginning her professional opera career in her native Canada, Jane was an Adler Fellow and Merola participant with the San Francisco Opera. She then moved to the Vienna State Opera as a member of the ensemble, debuting many coloratura roles.

The 2017/18 season saw Jane performing frequently with the Canadian Opera Company as their first-ever artist-in residence, singing the roles of Zdenka in Arabella, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and the title role in The Nightingale and Other Short Fables.

The 2018/19 season will find Jane performing as Le Feu, La Princesse, and Le Rossignol in L’enfant et les sortilèges at the BBC Proms and Lucerne Festival under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. She will make her role debuts as Mathilde in Theater an der Wien’s production of William Tell, as Cunégonde in Candide with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and as the title role in Oper Frankfurt’s Daphne. She will also give numerous concert performances including in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the National Orchestra of Lyon and Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with Symphony Nova Scotia.

Jane has featured on multiple recordings and DVDs. Her first solo CD, a program of Haydn coloratura arias, was released on the ATMA Classique label and won a JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year. A newly released recording of Die Entführung aus dem Serail (June 2016) with conductor Jéremie Rhore, is receiving rave reviews, as is her recording of Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi with Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony.

Jane lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband, tenor Kurt Streit, and their two children.