Jane Faulkner (Jane Dodd)
After graduating from Leeds University and with a PGCE at the Roehampton Institute, Jane taught and sang in the Worcestershire area for a few years, playing most of the Gilbert and Sullivan and light opera soprano roles with GWOS, WODS, the Norbury Theatre and many others.
She made her professional debut with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1993, where she understudied/played the roles of Celia (Iolanthe), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne), Juliette (The Count of Luxembourg), and chorus and dance captain in Pirates, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore, either on tour or at The Savoy Theatre London.
Other work includes playing Tracey/Mabel(The Parson’s Pirates) with Opera Della Luna, Michaela (Carmen), and Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) with Opera Severn, The New London Savoyards, The Players’ Theatre Company(National Tour of The Boyfriend), and the QE2 World Cruise (Concordia Theatre Company) and Swan Hellenic Cruise lines (Off the Cuff Productions).
After completing the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera (understudy Mme Giry) for Cameron Mackintosh she was invited to join the West End Production, where she was Swing and played/ understudied the role of Wardrobe Mistress/Confidante for three years.
She completed a tour of the UK and Eire with Theatre Production’s Strauss Gala as principal soprano, and recently sang solo soprano in Vivaldi’s Gloria with the RPO.
Although she is currently taking a break from full-time theatre to bring up her children, she takes part in oratorios, concerts, leads workshops and teaches singing privately and in schools
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