A “Mesmerizing” Video Performance in Svadba

A still from self-shot performance footage for Manitoba Underground Opera’s hybrid production of Svadba, directed by Sarah Jane Pelzer.

On August 25 and 27, 2021, Jayne was featured as the bride, Milica, in Manitoba Underground Opera‘s hybrid production of Svadba and Bluebeard’s Castle. In this adventurous double bill, directed by Sarah Jane Pelzer, the events of Ana Sokolović’s Svadba represent Judith’s memories and inner turmoil in Bluebeard’s Castle. The production was premiered for a live audience at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

As Hammond delivers her final, mesmerizing aria from the screen, ringing as an ode to her evaporating singlehood, the chorus of women’s voices rise behind her as though a keening wail for the dead.

Opera Canada

Read more Opera Canada coverage of Svadba and Manitoba Underground Opera’s summer 2021 season here.

An Evening of Italian Arias

Jayne was thrilled to take the stage alongside tenor Justin Odwak and pianist Lisa Rumpel at the West End Cultural Centre on Saturday, March 27. The program of Italian favourites was in support of Manitoba Opera‘s education and community engagement programming.

Pianist Lisa Rumpel and Jayne Hammond performing in An Evening of Italian Arias. Screenshot from The West End Cultural Centre’s event.

Justin and Jayne appeared on Classic 107‘s Morning Light to chat about the program.

Unshakeable: A Free Epilepsy Awareness Concert

Jayne and guitarist/composer David Foley are thrilled to make their Manitoba and live-stream duo debut in a recital to support epilepsy awareness on February 8, 2021.

“Unshakeable” features singers and instrumentalists from across Canada who have come together to share their talents in support of epilepsy awareness. Virtual audience members are encouraged to support this important cause by donating to Epilepsy Canada and will be able to do so via the live-stream link. This is the third epilepsy awareness concert organized by Winnipeg-based pianist and vocal coach Indra Egan.

“Unshakeable” will be broadcast live on Facebook at 7:00pm CST.

I am so grateful to the creative force that is Indra Egan for giving me and my husband David the opportunity to support epilepsy awareness through song. We can’t wait to make our Manitoba/livestream duo debut for such an important cause.

Lisa Rumpel & Jayne on Morning Light

Jayne Hammond & pianist Lisa Rumpel sat down with Classic 107’s Simeon Rusnak to talk new music, sourdough, and the first-ever live-streamed Eckhardt-Gramatté Compeition.

Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition LIVESTREAM

The Eckhardt-Gramatté finalists, from top left: Sarah Parkin, Virginie Mongeau, Rebecca Gray, Jennifer Routhier, Jayne Hammond, and Brittany Rae.

On September 19th at 10:30 am CST, Jayne Hammond and Lisa Rumpel will perform a 60-minute program of contemporary music as part of the 2020 live-streamed Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition. The duo has been working on this repertoire for more than a year and they are thrilled to be able to share their selections in this new medium.

Their program includes selections by John Adams, Aaron Gervais, Jocelyn Morlock, Alice Ping Yee Ho, Jacques Hétu, Derek Holman, Carlisle Floyd, and the commissioned work by Gorden Fitzell.

Eckhardt-Gramatté Finalists Announced

Jayne Hammond and collaborative pianist Lisa Rumpel have recently been announced as as finalists in the prestigious Eckhardt-Gramatté competition. Six singers have been selected from across Canada to perform in the live final rounds on April 17 & 18, 2020, 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.”


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”


Read more about director Brenna Corner’s Poppea and Manitoba Underground Opera in the Opera Canada preview.

Role Debut in Die Zauberflöte

Jayne made a memorable role debut as Pamina in Opera NUOVA’s 2018 production of The Magic Flute.

Tenor Mishael Eusabio (Tamino), Jayne Hammond (Pamina), and Branden Olson (Papageno) in Michael Cavanagh’s reimagining of The Magic Flute. Opera NUOVA 2018. Photo: Nanc Price Photography.

Read more about director Michael Cavanagh’s creative reimagining of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as “The Arctic Flute” as a part of the 25th Opera NUOVA festival in the Edmonton Journal.

Soprano Jayne Hammond sings “Bei Mannern” with Branden Olsen (Papageno). Opera NUOVA 2018. Photo: Nanc Price Photography.

The Yeomen of the Guard

Jayne Hammond sings “‘Tis done! I am a Bride” in the 2018 production of The Yeomen of the Guard with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg.

“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!


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.