“… possibly the best coloratura soprano of her generation … Archibald took over the show in the later scenes. Her slow airs were gorgeous … Her coloratura turns were thrillingly bright and fiery.”
Globe and Mail
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The Charlebois Post
“Jane Archibald is a sensational Semele, delivering an electrifying performance. Not only does she cut a statuesque figure on stage with fine acting, her singing is nuanced, and she paints the many emotions of Semele with beautiful tonal shades. Her second Act aria “Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me” is nothing short of sublime.”
“Nova Scotia native soprano Jane Archibald is alone worth the price of a ticket. She is spectacular in the title role, as a spoiled girl who spurns her fiancé for Jupiter, king of the gods.”
John Terauds - Musical Toronto
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“Archibald all by herself is actually better than any opera presented this season, perhaps the best coloratura in the world right now, a gorgeous, witty actress playing the part with such complete ease that we get lost in her humour or her pathos.”
Leslie Barcza - Barczablog