Jane Archibald: Armida

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 Opéra National de Paris, Sophie at La Scala Milan and in Berlin, Zerbinetta at Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in Munich, as well as 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 of the coloratura roles she continues to sing today. Jane Archibald stunned the world public with her extraordinary technical ability and breath control in the role of Handel’s Semele in 2012, which was highly praised by Opera News, describing Archibald’s performance as “outstanding” and “simply spectacular” (Opera News, August 2012).