Biography

“...spirited, sensitive and vocally versatile” (Opera Canada), Jessica Lane, a born and raised Burlingtonian, is an internationally award winning soprano who is as inspiring to watch as she is to listen. A two time consecutive prize winner from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the first place winner of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg International Competition, Ms. Lane is making her mark on the opera scene.

A fixture of the Southern Ontario concert scene, Ms. Lane has recently been engaged with: the Cambridge Philharmonic, Burlington Symphony Orchestra, Milton Philharmonic, the Etobicoke Philharmonic and a headliner at the Vibrant Classical Music and Dance Festival. Before the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, Jessica had been on contract to make her debut as the Soprano Soloist in Verdi's Requiem, which, unfortunately was cancelled.

 

In addition to her widely acclaimed portrayals of Tosca (2017/2018), additional credits include: Adalgisa in "Norma", Mutter and Hexe in “Hänsel und Gretel”, Foreign Princess in "Rusalka", and back in the times of Ms. Lane the mezzo, the title role in Carmen, Der Komponist in Strauss' “Ariadne auf Naxos”, Nicklausse in “Les Contes d'Hoffmann”, and Marcellina in “Le Nozze di Figaro”.

 

Ms. Lane's musical theatre credits include: Bloody Mary in “South Pacific” (UWOpera 2011), B.J. in “Smokey Joe's Cafe” (UWOpera 2010), Alice Beane in “Titanic: A New Musical” (The Singers Theatre 2005).


Jessica recently returned from the Neil Semer Voice Institute in Coesfeld, Germany and has been reviewed as a"strong and consistent performer"(Halifax Herald, 2011) and “a sincere performer...sure to impress on the audition circuit” (Opera Canada, 2012).

Jessica Lane, toronto soprano and voice teacher