Jane Archibald is the COC's inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the 2017/2018 season. in addition to the performing the role of Zdenka during our fall run, Jane returns this winter as Konstanze in The Abduction from the Seraglio (one of her most acclaimed roles), and the Nightingale in The Nightingale and Other Short Fables later in the spring. Jane will also give a recital as part of the COC's Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, with a program titled Vienna to Paris.
Nature or civilization, town or country, the flow of the river or the rush of the city, the glitter of the ballroom or the cool of the woods, the slow rhythm of the seasons or the woods, the slow rhythm of the seasons or the dazzle of the social whirl. These age-old contrasts are at the heart of Arabella, where Vienna, the setting of the story, represents city life at its most enticing and corrupting.