Eckhardt-Gramatté Finalists Announced
Jayne has recently been announced as an Eckhardt-Gramatté competition finalist. Six singers have been selected from across Canada to perform in the live final rounds on April 17 & 18 at Brandon University.
Commonly known as the E-Gré Competition, this annual event focuses on the exceptional performance of contemporary music by Canada’s top emerging artists.
Living Room Live Tour
“Jayne aroused so many emotions in repertoire including romantic songs, a German Lieder composed by Schubert, and songs by André Previn and Leonard Bernstein.”– HARRY HOBBS, THE FLIN FLON HERITAGE PROJECT
In the dead of the prairie winter, Jayne Hammond, Nicola Davies and Nathaniel Froese toured their program “From Ordinary Things” across Manitoba and Saskatchewan with Living Room Live. Read Jayne’s interview with the Thompson Citizen here, and listen to a recording of Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock” here.
L’incoronazione di Poppea
“[…] the leads proved strong, particularly soprano Jayne Hammond in the title role”HOLLY HARRIS, OPERA CANADA
Read more about director Brenna Corner’s Poppea and Manitoba Underground Opera in the Opera Canada preview.
The Arctic Flute
Read more about director Michael Cavanagh’s creative reimagining of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as a part of the 25th Opera NUOVA festival in the Edmonton Journal.
The Yeomen of the Guard
“Jayne Hammond’s “strolling singer” Elsie Maynard is another standout, her clear soprano voice soaring over opening-night’s crowd […] during her lyrical solo Tis done! I am a bride!”HOLLY HARRIS, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Winnipeg’s production of The Yeomen of the Guard, the “dark horse” of the G & S canon, ran for five shows at the Pantages Playhouse in April 2018.