Canadian Opera Company presents

Jane Archibald in Concert

An exciting concert recital featuring one of Canada’s most electric sopranos.

Canadian opera star Jane Archibald delivers a tour-de-force vocal performance in a program of sparkling coloratura arias from throughout the history of opera and beyond—from George Frideric Handel to Leonard Bernstein. Archibald is joined for this performance by COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducting the renowned COC Orchestra.

Jane Archibald, soprano

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

Her artistry has generated excitement across Europe and North America with recent and forthcoming engagements including Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Roxana King Roger at Oper Frankfurt; the title role in Alcina at Glyndebourne; Marie La fille du regiment at Wiener Staatsoper; Mathilde Guillaume Tell at Opéra National de Lyon; the title role in Semele with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra at the Shanghai Symphony Hall; and Ginevra in Ariodante at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia.

Other operatic engagements include Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Konstanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at Opernhaus Zürich; Adele Die Fledermaus and Ophélie Hamlet at The Metropolitan Opera; Olympia Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos and Cleopatra Giulio Cesare in Egitto at Opéra National de Paris; Sophie Der Rosenkavalier at Teatro alla Scala and Deutsche Oper Berlin; Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos at Bayerische Staatsoper, Baden-Baden Festspielhaus and the Royal Opera House; Mathilde Guillaume Tell and Donna Anna Don Giovanni at Theater an der Wien; and the title role in Daphne at Oper Frankfurt.

Other roles have included of Zdenka in Richard Strauss’s Arabella, Ginevra Ariodante and the title role in Semele with the Canadian Opera Company; Konstanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse; Angelica in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino at Opernhaus Zürich; Adele Die Fledermaus with Santa Fe Opera; le Feu/la Princesse/le Rossignol L’enfant et les sortilèges at the BBC Proms and Lucerne Festival under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and Cunégonde Candide with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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, before pursuing her freelance career.

Johannes Debus, conductor

With the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, 7:30pm ET

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