Praised by the New York Times for singing “sublimely” and described as “superb, with a voice of penetrating beauty, precision and variegated colours” (Sydney Morning Herald), New York-based Australian soprano Jane Sheldon has sung under the direction of William Christie, Charles Dutoit, Antony Walker, and Reinbert de Leeuw. Specialising in early music and active in the creation and performance of new works, she has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera, Boston Camerata, Sydney Symphony, Halcyon, The Song Company, Synergy Percussion and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. She has appeared in New York City Opera’s Vox Festival (2012), and in the MATA Festival (2014) as a member of Ekmeles. She is a member of the acclaimed touring ensemble for composer John Zorn, and has also appeared with Boston’s Sound Icon and Firebird Ensemble, and New York’s Wet Ink. In 2011 Jane was awarded Performance of the Year at the Australian Art Music Award s for The Origin Cycle, a work she co-commissioned. Jane’s recent album, North + South, was nominated for Best Classical Album of 2013 at the ARIA awards.
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