‘Soprano Jane Sheldon turned in a stunning performance…’ – The Washington Post, reviewing the US premiere of Aperghis’ Wild Romance with Talea Ensemble, March 2016
‘Sheldon’s soprano is crystalline, keening in the high register, her lower register guttural with grief.’ – Limelight Magazine, reviewing Sydney Chamber Opera’s world premiere of Mary Finsterer’s Biographica.
‘Soprano Jane Sheldon delivers a brilliant tour de force…’ – Sydney Morning Herald, reviewing Sydney Chamber Opera’s An Index of Metals, November 2015
‘Soprano Jane Sheldon… brought mesmerising emotional truth to the performance – the skill and maturity of this remarkable young Sydney-born, Manhattan-based singer were the highlight.’ – The Australian, March 2014
Jane Sheldon is an Australian-American soprano. She specializes in 20th- and 21st-century chamber music. Learn more on the About page.
September 2016: As reported in the New York Times, at the Resonant Bodies Festival in New York City, Jane announced her venture with soprano Jessica Aszodi and Resonant Bodies founder Lucy Dhegrae to bring Resonant Bodies to Australia. The first Resonant Bodies event will be at Melbourne Recital Centre on May 5. You can get updates on Instagram or Facebook. Tickets and info are here.
May 2016: Jane has just been named the winner of the Yale Glee Club 2016 Emerging Composers Competition. Their choir will perform her piece Testimony I: Ann Wood in November.
February 2016: Jane has been nominated for the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award.
Jane’s latest album, There Was a Man Lived in the Moon, with Teddy Tahu Rhodes, is out now on ABC Classics. The album is a collection of arrangements of children’s songs by Andrew Ford.
Here is a review of Jane’s recital with Zubin in London this month.
September 2015: Limelight Magazine has just published Jane’s blog post about preparing Helmut Lachenmann’s Got Lost. Read it here.
May 2015: Last year Jane performed on the soundtrack for Brooke Goldfinch’s short film Red Rover. The film will have its Australian premiere in June at the Sydney Film Festival where it is a finalist in the Dendy Awards.
April 2105: Jane has just been appointed an Artistic Associate of Sydney Chamber Opera.
March 2015: Jane’s voice was recently featured in Stefan Gregory’s sound design for Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer.
February 2015: Click here for the New York Times review of the recent Gervasoni Portrait at Miller Theatre with Ekmeles, Mivos Quartet and Yarn/Wire. Jane’s voice was recently featured at Paris’s Fondation Cartier in the new installation work Musings on a Glass Box, a collaboration between internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, composer David Lang, and sound designer Jody Elff.
January 2015: Australian sound artist Lizzie Pogson created a wonderful new work for Sine & Syrinx, Jane’s recent bird-themed collaboration with soprano Alison Morgan. For a donation of your choosing, you can hear the work online at her bandcamp site here. Note the instruction to use headphones.
October 2014: Last Words, a work for soprano and piano trio written by Andrew Ford, and commissioned by Jane with funding from the Australia Council for the Arts, was awarded Work of the Year: Vocal/Choral in the 2014 Art Music Awards. Jane is performing Last Words again with Seraphim Trio for Macedon Music in August, 2015.
August 2014: A Chair Fit for an Angel is a documentary film made about Borrowed Light, a co-production between Tero Saarinen Company and Boston Camerata that Jane has performed in many times. The film has appeared at several recent festivals; it was awarded Best Canadian Film at the 32nd FIFA (International Festival of Films on Art), and Best Documentary at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival.
Jane’s latest album, Nature, is out now. It’s a collaboration with Australian pianist Nicole Panizza, and features works by Aaron Copland, Nigel Butterley, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, and Ross Edwards. And you can read Jane’s article about the album at the Resonate Magazine website.