Soprano Jane Archibald’s recent and upcoming engagements include L'enfant et les sortilèges at the BBC Proms and Lucerne Festival under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle; her role debut as Mathilde in Theater an der Wien’s production of William Tell; Candide with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; and the title role in Oper Frankfurt’s Daphne. She will also give numerous concert performances, including Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Orchestre National de Lyon; Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Symphony Nova Scotia; and Britten’s Les Illuminations and Grieg’s Peer Gynt with the Oregon Symphony. Our performances of "Rival Divas--Handel & Mozart" on February 23 and 24 mark her debut with Music of the Baroque.
Recent additions to Jane Archibald’s repertoire have included Richard Strauss’ Zdenka and Ginevra (in Ariodante) with the Canadian Opera Company, as well as revisiting Donna Anna for Theater an der Wien, Konstanze at the Théâtre du Capitole, Zerbinetta with the Bayerische Staatsoper, Angelica in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino, at the Zurich Opera House, and Adele in a new production of Strauss’s Die Fledermaus with Santa Fe Opera.
Her many concert highlights include Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with Lorin Maazel and the Orchestra of La Scala, Brahms’ Requiem with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson-Thomas, Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi with Christian Thielemann and the Berlin Philharmonic, and Mozart arias with the Camerata Salzburg and Louis Langrée.
Jane Archibald has been featured on multiple recordings and DVDs. Her first solo CD, featuring a program of Haydn coloratura arias, was released on the ATMA Classique label and won a JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year. Other recordings include a newly released recording of Die Entführung aus dem Serail with conductor Jéremie Rhorer and Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi with Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony.