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English mezzo-soprano, later soprano.

Jane Irwin studied at the University of Lancaster, then in Manchester at RNCM.

Her debut at the Royal Opera was as Second Norn in Götterdämmerung and she made her first appearance at Bayreuth as Siegrune. Roles with Scottish Opera include Suzuki, Maddalena Rigoletto, Thea The Knot Garden and Anezka The Two Widows, as well as Waltraute and Second Norn in the Ring. She made her first appearance with Opera North as Suzuki.

She has made frequent concert appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, including the Verdi Requiem, title role in Handel's Poro, Brangäne and Purcell's Dido. She also has an extensive concert and recital repertoire.

Roles in Scotland

Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant
Madam Butterfly 2000
Madam Butterfly 2002
Waltraute a Valkyrie
Valkyrie 2001
Valkyrie 2003
Waltraute a Valkyrie, Brünnhilde's sister
Götterdämmerung 2003
Maddalena sister of Sparafucile
Rigoletto 2003
Poro Porus, King of India
Poro, re dell' Indie 2003
Second Norn
Götterdämmerung 2003
Marthe Iolanta's nurse and Bertrand's wife
Iolanta 2004
Fatima Reiza's attendant
Oberon 2004
Thea Faber's wife
Knot Garden 2005
Brangäne Isolde's attendant
Tristan und Isolde 2005
Tristan und Isolde (Act II) 2012
Tristan und Isolde (Act III) 2013
Dido Queen of Carthage
Dido and Aeneas 2007
Missa Solemnis 2008
Anežka Miletinská Karolina's cousin, also a widow
Two Widows 2008
Biskra an Arab guide, lover of Yusuf
Simoon 2015
Lied von der Erde 2020

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