Jane Irwin

1st Prize Voice 1993

First Prize-winner of the Geneva International Music Comeptition in 1993, British soprano Jane Irwin appears regularly as a concert and recital singer in Britain, Europe and the United States, performing in the world’s most prestigious venues. She studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music and started her career as a mezzo. Her opera roles included Susuki in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Brangäne in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and Mère Marie in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. Jane has recently moved into the soprano repertoire, where she has performed as soloist in Britten’s War Requiem and Berg’s Fragments from Wozzeck, among others. She has worked with many renowned conductors and orchestras and has given recitals in most European capitals, as well as in Japan. In 2002, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Mariss Jansons. Recent engagements include Verdi’s Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski at the Royal Festival Hall and a new production of Britten’s Turn of the Screw with Aurora Orchestra. Jane Irwin has also recently performed her first Isolde with Regensburg Opera and the Fremde Furstin in Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Saarländisches Staatstheater.