TRURO – A former Truro resident is taking centre stage with Symphony Nova Scotia this weekend.
Jane Archibald, 37, is currently living is Austria but has been in Halifax performing with Symphony Nova Scotia. The soprano completed two shows earlier this week (‘Musically Speaking’ and ‘Jane Archibald Sings Mozart’) and will be featured in ‘Jane Archibald Sings Strauss’ on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Rebecca Cohn auditorium. The performance will include Strauss’ ‘Four Last Songs’ and Symphony Nova Scotia’s expanded orchestra will offer Strauss masterpieces ‘Don Juan’ and ‘Death and Transfiguration.’
Archibald said it had been a while since she performed with Symphony Nova Scotia and it’s good to return.
“I’ve only performed twice before with Symphony Nova Scotia and it’s nice to come back and it’s special to sing at home. There’s nothing like a home audience and to look out and see people I recognize,” Archibald told the Truro Daily News. “Some of these people (in the audience) saw me in local music festivals, high school musicals and singing at church growing up … they’ve shared that journey with me and it’s sentimental.”
As for her performances, Archibald is grateful to receive rave reviews.
“It’s the kind of (repertoire) that kind of gets your heart pumping. I’ve been overwhelmed by the response and standing ovations.”
Up next for Archibald are performances in Munich and London and then a move back to Halifax in the summer. While she’s looking forward to moving back “home,” Archibald has loved her world-wide performances, which are sure to continue.
“I’m very happy with the way my career has gone,” she said of the unique opportunities she’s had including major performance roles in
opera houses at the Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra National de Paris, the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala Milan, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Archibald was also the recipient of multiple honours and awards, including the 2012 JUNO Award for Vocal Classical Album of the Year.
For information and tickets on Archibald’s performance on Sunday, call 1-902-494-3820 or log onto www.symphonynovascotia.ca. Tickets range from $30 to $57 and are $15 for under 30s.