Jane Archibald © Helen Tansey
The Canadian soprano Jane Archibald began her career in 2003 in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program. In 2006 she was engaged as part of the Vienna Staatsoper ensemble, where she remained for three years. Since then she has been a freelance artist, singing coloratura roles in particular at many prestigious companies. She has performed Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at the Bavarian Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House in London, and La Scala in Milan; Adele in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus; and Konstanze in Mozart’s Entführung, Angelica in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino, and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Zurich Opera. In the 2017-18 season, Jane Archibald was artist-in-residence at the Canadian Opera Company, and in the fall of 2018 she will undertake the role of Mathilde in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell at the Theater an der Wien.