Soprano Jane Archibald has been praised for her “stunning” (Bachtrack) performances in the role of Mathilde in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell at the Theater an der Wien.

Bachtrack‘s Chanda VanderHart writes, “The true heroes here are star-cross’d lovers Mathilde (Jane Archibald) and Arnold Melchthal (John Osborn), both morally and musically… Musically, both roles are a bear to sing. …Archibald was a stunning Mathilde, sporting breathtaking coloratura and boundless breath control. Her sizeable voice is flexible and well-modulated throughout.”

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“The secret star of the evening was like a force of nature: the Canadian Jane Archibald, 41, as Princess Mathilde von Habsburg. The soprano has an extraordinary voice that is able to effortlessly fill the room to the furthest corner with radiant splendour. A voice that, in spite of the more mature vocal colour and the focus on dramatic parts, provides sensational amazement even for the brief coloratura passages. With her lyrical abilities, sheer volume and dramatic creative power, the Canadian seems to be ideally cast for this young dramatic role.” (Klassik Begeistert)

“…Two outstanding singers with the pair Mathilde and Arnold, with the coloratura-and height-secure Jane Archibald, and bomb-proof top notes from John Osborn… The singer ensemble is also rich with top performers… the crystal clear singing of soprano Jane Archibald as Mathilde.” (Tiroler Tageszeitung)

“Jane Archibald has conquered Mathilde.” (Dreh Punkt Kultur)

“The “enemy” Mathilde, whom Arnold loves back, is a famously highly-dramatic role, and if Jane Archibald from three Staatsoper-years… is clearly remembered as a coloratura soprano, she has aurally grown in her capabilites and gained strength.” (Online Merker)

“But two voices are first class: …the soprano of Jane Archibald (Mathilde) with precise coloratura and elegant phrasing – the two provide many touching moments.” (

“Jane Archibald convinces as the lover Mathilde in the high passages.” (Weiner Zeitung)

“Jane Archibald and John Osborn, as Princess Mathilde and Arnold, had much more stringent vocal acts to perform, and they both did so in an exceptional way: …Archibald with a tender soprano… capable of both intimacy and dramatic verve.” (Der Standard)

“Equally beside him is Jane Archibald, who gives the loving princess such enthralling form, that she occasionally wrests the Vienna symphony along with her.” (Kleine Zeitung)