A native of Nova Scotia, Jane Archibald is making her COC debut as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos. Her career has taken her from Toronto to San Francisco to the Vienna State Opera. Current and upcoming engagements include Lucia with Deutsche Oper Berlin and Zurich Opera; Konstanze and Zerbinetta at Bayerische Staatsoper; Zerbinetta, Cleopatra and Olympia with Paris Opéra; Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at La Scala; Zerbinetta at the Baden-Baden Festival; Konstanze with Zurich Opera; Zerbinetta at Royal Opera House Covent Garden and a return to the Metropolitan Opera. Concert appearances include Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi with the Berlin Philharmonic and Mozart arias with Camerata Salzburg. Ms Archibald has an honours bachelor of music in voice performance from Wilfrid Laurier University and was recently named 2011 Alumna of the Year. A Canada Council grant recipient, she was winner of the 2006 Sylva Gelber Foundation award. Her first solo CD, a recording of Haydn arias, was released on the ATMA label on April 26, 2011. Next season she returns to the COC to perform the title role in Semele.