Jane Irwin - Soprano

Jane Irwin studied music at Lancaster University and singing at the Royal Northern College of Music as a mezzo. As a concert and recital singer she has appeared regularly in Britain, Europe and America. In 2002 she made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Mariss Jansons. She has sung for the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Berlin Festival, the Concertgebouw and the Musikverein. She has worked with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre de Paris, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle, Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra.

Jane has also worked with the conductors Myung Whun Chung, Sir Simon Rattle, Günther Herbig, Semyon Bychkov, Ivor Bolton, Andrew Davis, Libor Pesek, Donald Runnicles, Antonio Pappano, Sakari Oramo, Sir Mark Elder, Matthias Bamert, Trevor Pinnock, Petr Altrichter, Paul Daniel, Joseph Swensen, Sir Richard Armstrong and Jakov Kreizberg. She has given recitals at the Châtelet, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Geneva, Aix-en-Provence and Japan.

In 2009 Jane moved into a soprano repertoire. She sang her first Britten War Requiem in January 2010 for the Cambridge University Music Society under David Hill and has since sung Tatiana’s Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin at the Royal Festival Hall and Marie in fragments from Wozzeck with NYOS on tour under Diego Masson. She has also performed Isolde’s Liebestod in Sardinia, Sieglinde in Act1 of Die Walküre in Mexico City, Andromache in Tippett’s King Priam at the Brighton Festival, and Brunnhilde’s Immolation scene from Götterdämmerung with the Bremer Philharmoniker.  As a mezzo, her roles included performances with Bernard Haitink at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as well as appearances at Bayreuth, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Scottish Opera and the Edinburgh Festival.

Recent and future engagements include Verdi Requiem with the RPO/Vladimir Jurowski at the Royal Festival Hall, concerts with Manchester Camerata, Northern Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (with Sir Simon Rattle), National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, San Diego Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Orchestre National de Lyon and Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, as well as Brangäne Tristan und Isolde for the Deutsche Oper Berlin conducted by Donald Runnicles (directed by Graham Vick).  Jane also sang the role of Miss Jessel Turn of the Screw with Aurora Orchestra at Snape Maltings and LSO St. Luke’s, her first Isolde for Regensburg Opera and, in 2016, the Foreign Princess Rusalka in Saarbrucken.  More recently, she sang Isolde in concert in Craiova, Romania.

Isolde: Entfuhrest du meine Schmach

Reviews of Jane Irwin to follow.