Jane Read smiling to camera

Jane Read


Jane Read studied at Clarendon College, Nottingham, and Trinity College of Music, where she won various prizes, including the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal. She understudied and played the role of Carlotta Phantom of the Opera in the West End.

Previously for ENO: Village girl The Marriage of Figaro

Career Highlights

Notable roles elsewhere: Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia, Giannetta L’elisir d’amore (ETO); Annina, Barbarina (Travelling Opera); Arminda La finta giardiniera (Garden Opera); Miss Pacovsca (Garsington Opera); Fiametta The Gondoliers, Village girl The Marriage of Figaro (Olivia Fuchs’ production), Beggar Woman The Force of Destiny (ENO).

Prior to becoming a full-time member of the ENO Chorus, she regularly performed with the choruses of the ROH, Garsington Opera, D’Oyly Carte and Raymond Gubbay. At ENO she has understudied the role of Claire de Loone On the Town, Isabel The Pirates of Penzance and, most recently, Shadow Marnie 1 in Nico Muhly’s Marnie.

Last updated: 24th July 2023