Alumni Spotlight – Jessica Lane

Jessica Lane played The Mother/Witch in MYOpera’s production of Hansel & Gretel that toured to Lindsay, ON in the fall of 2014.

Jessica Lane

Jessica Lane


Where are you from? I grew up in Burlington, ON

Where do you currently live? I am currently living in Toronto.

What is your favourite MYOpera memory? Scaring a little girl in the audience of Hansel and Gretel.

What role did MYOpera play in your career/life? MYOpera was my first paid role(s)! Very exciting.

What have you been doing since MYOpera? I have been auditioning and teaching privately.

What is your favourite opera (to watch/listen to)? My current favourite opera is Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream” the play within a play slays me.

What is your guilty pleasure song (any genre)? I love Lady Gaga’s “Speechless”.

Traveling is always an adventure! What is your favourite/most memorable travel experience? On my way to a program in Italy, I was on a red eye flight from Toronto and the old man beside me stroked my arm every time I tried to sleep. It was very memorable and creepy!

Do you have a signature dish/meal that you make? Tell us about it! I make a great roast chicken with a butter, spice and walnut mixture that goes under the chicken skin!

Singers/Artists are busy people! What is your favourite snack when you are on the go? I always have a bag of raw nuts in my coat pocket! I am insulin resistant so I need to eat every few hours. My fave combo is almonds, pecans and walnuts.


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