Jane Henschel

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General Information

  • Last name:Henschel
  • First name:Jane
  • Birth date:02/03/1952
  • Nationality:United states
  • Tessitura:Mezzo soprano
  • Contact:Askonas Holt 15 Fetter Lane London EC4A 1BW UK http://www.askonasholt.co.uk Courriel: [email protected] Tél: +44 20 7400 1700

Agenda Professionnel


the 20 of September, 2020

the 23 of September, 2020

the 26 of September, 2020

the 01 of October, 2020

the 09 of October, 2020

the 16 of October, 2020

the 20 of October, 2020


Boris Godounov

the 22 of April, 2019

the 25 of April, 2019

the 28 of April, 2019



the 07 of November, 2014

the 10 of November, 2014



the 04 of October, 2014

the 07 of October, 2014

the 10 of October, 2014



the 06 of June, 2014

the 09 of June, 2014

the 12 of June, 2014

Marthe Schwerlein


Baden Baden

Festspielhaus Bad...

the 12 of April, 2014

the 21 of April, 2014



the 10 of October, 2012

the 12 of October, 2012

the 16 of October, 2012

the 19 of October, 2012

the 22 of October, 2012

the 25 of October, 2012

the 28 of October, 2012

the 30 of October, 2012

Baba the Turck

The Rake's Progress

the 25 of February, 2009

Baden Baden

Festspielhaus Bad...


Jane Henschel (born 2 March 1952) is an American operatic soprano. Henschel, who was born in Wisconsin, studied at the University of Southern California, and then pursued further studies in Germany, where she has made her home. Her numerous opera appearances include Baba the Turk in Igor Stravinsky's The Rake’s Progress with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, and the Salzburg festival; Brangäne in Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre with Paris Opéra and the Los Angeles Opera; the Principessa in Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica with conductor Riccardo Chailly and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Blanche de la Force in Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites in Amsterdam; Kostelnicka Buryjovka in Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa under Seiji Ozawa in Japan; and the Kabanicka in Janáček’s Katya Kabanova at the Salzburg Festival among others.

She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of The Nurse in Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten which she has sung in Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo and at the Metropolitan Opera. Not a stranger to the concert repertoire, Henschel has sung with numerous orchestras throughout the world, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the New York Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra to name just a few.

Henschel can be heard on more than a dozen recordings, including Isaac Albéniz’s Merlin with Plácido Domingo, which won a 2001 Grammy Award, and Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, which won a 2008 Grammy Award.