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Jane Sheldon

About this Artist

Jane Sheldon is an Australian-American soprano and composer who specializes in the creation and performance of exploratory chamber music. Praised by the New York Times for singing “sublimely,” the Washington Post for “a stunning performance,” and The Australian newspaper for “mesmerising emotional truth,” Jane has established an international reputation for highly specialized contemporary opera and art music for voice.

She has appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera, Sound Icon, Ekmeles, Ensemble Offspring, Talea Ensemble, Contemporaneous, Wet Ink, the Australian String Quartet, and Sydney Chamber Opera, where she is an Artistic Associate. She has worked extensively with composers as they create new works for voice and has premiered new works at international arts festivals such as Lincoln Center Festival, Sydney Festival, Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Prototype Festival, Holland Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Resonant Bodies Festival, and Tokyo Festival.

Described as “riveting” (New York Times) and “gripping” (Limelight Magazine), Jane’s compositions focus on the experience of altered or transformative states. Her body of work includes chamber music, opera installations, electronic music, works for dance companies, and large-scale sound installations for museums. Jane’s latest album is I am a tree, I am a mouth (“conceptually brilliant… a vocal and compositional triumph, beautifully realised with splendid restraint” - Limelight Magazine). The release was listed in the New Yorker’s Notable Recordings of 2022.