Jane Henschel


Since her sensational debut with the Netherlands Opera as the Amme in "Die Frau ohne Schatten", Jane Henschel has made this role very much her own, having repeated it with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and in Los Angeles, Munich, Berlin, New York and Vienna.

She has appeared at the Glyndebourne, Salzburg and Saito Kinen Festivals, at La Scala, Milan, the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and the San Francisco Opera, with conductors such as Haitink, Thielemann, Ozawa, Chailly, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Gatti, Muti, Chung and Zagrosek.    

Engagements include returns to the opera houses of London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Madrid and Barcelona, and her debuts at the Bolshoi, Moscow and in Rome, as well as concert appearances with the Oslo Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Bayerische Rundfunk, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Click here to read Claire Seymour's interview with Jane Henschel for Opera Today, published 16 June 2011

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Salome: 6 March 2014

Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons: Symphony Hall, Boston

"mezzo-soprano Jane Henschel brought power and presence to the role of Herodias" Jeremy Eichler / Boston Globe / 7 March 2014
"As Queen Herodias, Jane Henschel brought a rich mezzo-soprano tone to a role of one-liners where it had little chance to bloom, but she struck some fine, angry sparks off Siegel’s Herod as the action neared its tragic climax."

David Wright / Boston Classical Review / 7 March 2014
"Jane Henschel gave a strong and well-characterized performance"

Susan Stempleski / classicalsource.com / 7 March 2014



Carnegie Hall

"The veteran American mezzo-soprano Jane Henschel was wonderful as Herodias, Salome’s scheming mother." New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, 2 March 2014



Verizon Hall, Philadelphia

"Jane Henschel’s mezzo, extremely powerful and communicative, was the rarest of pleasures. Here is a singer for whom all musical decision flows from the text — with a low range that seems to come with its own resonance chamber." The Inquirer, Peter Dobrin, 12 May 2012



The Turn of the Screw
Royal Opera Covent Garden / Harding


Verlobung im Traum
Deutsches Symphony Orchestra / Zagrosek