Jane Irwin

Jane Irwin soprano

As a concert and recital singer Jane 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, at 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, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle, and with most British orchestras. She has collaborated with conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Semyon Bychkov, Ivor Bolton, Sir Andrew Davis, Donald Runnicles, Antonio Pappano, Sakari Oramo, Sir Mark Elder, Trevor Pinnock, Sir Richard Armstrong and Jakov Kreizberg. She has given recitals at the Châtelet, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Geneva, Aix-en-Provence and Japan. 

Jane has recently moved into the soprano repertoire, where she has sung Britten's War Requiem, Marie in Fragments from Wozzeck , 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 Brünnhilde’s Immolation scene from Götterdämmerung with the Bremer Philharmoniker. 

As a mezzo she made her debut at the ROH in Götterdämmerung/Second Norn under Bernard Haitink returning in 2003 to sing Suzuki/Madam Butterfly. She has sung in Die Walküre at Bayreuth, Brangäne/Tristan und Isolde for San Francisco Opera, English National Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mère Marie/Dialogues des Carmélites for Lyric Opera of Chicago and appears regularly with Scottish Opera, highlights including Waltraute/Götterdämmerung and Anezka in The Two Widows by Smetana at the Edinburgh Festival. 

Recent and future engagements include Verdi Requiem with RPO and Vladimir Jurowski at RFH, concerts with Manchester Camerata, Northern Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (with Sir Simon Rattle), San Diego Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Orchestre National de Lyon and Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra as well as Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde for the Deutsche Opera Berlin conducted by Donald Runnicles and directed by Graham Vick. Jane sang the role of Miss Jessel in a recent performance of Turn of the Screw with Aurora Orchestra at Snape Maltings and LSO St. Luke’s. She performed her first Isolde with Regensburg Opera and the Fremde Furstin in Rusalka for Saarbrücken Opera. Jane recently sang Tristan und Isolde in Craiova in October 2017, and excerpts from Lohengrin and Der Rosenkavalier with the Suisse Romande Orchestra.