Jane Ede


Jane Ede

Described as ‘show stopping’ (Jason Whittaker, Daily Review) and ‘a revelation’ (Peter Rose, Australian Book Review), Jane Ede is one of Australia’s most versatile and highly-regarded sopranos.

In 2023, Jane performed Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Mademoiselle Jouvenot in Adriana Lecouvreur, Sara in Roberto Devereux, Shepherd in Tannhauser, High Priestess in Aida, Wellgunde in Das Rheingold and Gerhilde in Die Walkure for Opera Australia; she also gave a recital of supernatural-themed Art Song for the Newcastle Festival.

In 2024, Jane will return to the national company as First Lady in The Magic Flute and Nella in Gianni Schicchi.

Past performances for Opera Australia include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Musetta in La bohéme, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady Billows in Albert Herring, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Berta in Barber of Seville and over 100 performances of Frasquita in Carmen. She sang the title role in Madama Butterfly for OA’s Regional Tour.

​Appearances for other companies include Charlotte in Before Breakfast for Divergent Theatre Company, the soprano roles in The Flight of Les Darcy with Music Theatre Sydney and the world premiere of Robert J Bradshaw’s chamber opera Gabriel for the International Trumpet Guild conference.

Jane’s oratorio repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate and Laudate Dominum, Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem and Fauré’s Requiem.

​Born in Sydney, Jane holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts from Wollongong University, a Diploma of Opera from the Sydney Conservatorium and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business.

In 2009, she won the inaugural Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Competition to join the Opera Australia Young Artist program in 2010.

​Jane has been nominated for three Green Room Awards for her portrayals of Fiordiligi, Alice Ford and Frasquita. She is featured on Opera Australia’s DVD recordings of Lakmé and Rigoletto and on the Wirripang Label’s A Poet’s Composer and Horizons.

Jane Ede