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Stephanie Wake-Edwards

Mezzo-soprano

  • Stephanie Wake-Edwards is a London-born mezzo-soprano. With her unique and impressive voice, despite her young age she has consistently attracted international attention from the highest levels, including in 2018 when Marc Minkowski awarded Wake-Edwards a special recital in his Concours Bordeaux Medoc Lyrique. She has already secured engagements with several opera companies and orchestras, including Aix-en-Provence Festival, Glyndebourne Festival, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where she has been a Jette Parker Young Artist since September 2019 and where she is invited to stay as anniversary artist for the 2021/22 season. In the 2021/22 season, she not only returns several times to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, but will also make her debut in a world premiere at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and perform at Graffenegg and Garsington Festivals.

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  • In September 2019, she made her debut on stage of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Käthchen in Werther, followed by more role debuts such as Flora La Traviata, Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Maid in Jenufa and Second maid in Elektra. In 2018, Stephanie made her debut as Third Noble Orphan Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Festival as well as joining their Chorus for Saul, Vanessa and Madama Butterfly. In summer 2019, she covered Third nymph Rusalka and performed as part of the chorus in Die Zauberflöte and Faust as part of the Jerwood Young Artist Programme and was invited to return to cover Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress in 2020.

    Operatic engagements also include Mrs Noye Noye’s Fludde for English Martyr’s, Leicester; Dido Dido and Aeneas for Leicester Music Fest; Old Woman/Book of Fate/Mrs Northwind in Jonathan Dove's The Enchanted Pig, Arnalta L’incoronazione di Poppea, Third Lady The Magic Flute all for Hampstead Garden Opera; Florence Pike Albert Herring, Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia both for Aspect Opera and Auntie Peter Grimes for The Dartington International Festival.

    Wake-Edwards is a Royal Academy of Music Bach Cantata/Kohn Foundation scholar, recipient of the Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust Award 2017, a member of Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious Song Circle and is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, Help Musicians UK and Royal Academy of Music where she holds a Blue Badge Style Award. She was also recipient of the Sarah Walker CBE Mezzo-Soprano Award and won second prize in the Isabel Jay Competition 2017. She was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2018 and The Richard Lewis Award 2018.

    She graduated from the University of York with the BA in Sociology with Social Psychology, and studied for a Masters Degree in Opera at the Royal Academy of Music with Alex Ashworth and Jonathan Papp.

    2020/21 season / 433 words. Not to be altered without permission

Performances

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Opera repertoire

Bizet
Title role Carmen


Britten
Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia
Auntie Peter Grimes
Nancy Albert Herring
Florence Pike Albert Herring
The English Lady Death in Venice
Mrs Noye Noye’s Fludde


Jonathan Dove
Old Woman / Book of Fate / Mrs. Northwind The Enchanted Pig
Minskwoman Flight


Gilbert and Sullivan
Fairy Queen Iolanthe


Handel
Dejanira Hercules
Cornelia Giulio Cesare
Cesare Giulio Cesare
Ino Semele


Humperdinck
Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel


Massenet
Charlotte Werther
Javotte Manon
Le Prince Charmant Cendrillon


Monteverdi
Arnalta L’incoronazione di Poppea
Ottavia L’incoronazione di Poppea


Mozart
Sesto La clemenza di Tito
Annio La clemenza di Tito
Dorabella Così fan tutte
Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte
Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte
Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro


Nicolai
Mrs Page The Merry wives of Windsor


Purcell
Dido Dido & Aeneas


Rimsky-Korsakov
Lel The Snowmaiden


Rossini
Title role Tancredi
Isabella L’Italiana in Algeri


R. Strauss
Octavian Der Rosenkavalier
Third Noble Orphan Der Rosenkavalier


Tchaikovsky
Olga Eugene Onegin


Thomas
Title role Mignon


Verdi
Mistress Quickly Falstaff
Flora La traviata


Wagner
Erda Das Rheingold

Concert repertoire

Bach 
Christmas Oratorio
St. John Passion
St. Matthew Passion


Beethoven
Mass in C

Duruflé
Requiem

Handel
Messiah
Israel in Egypt


Rossini
Petite Messe Solenelle
Stabat Mater


Saint-Saens
Christmas Oratorio


Stravinsky
Oedipus Rex

Tippett
A Child of Our Time

Verdi
Requiem
Stabat Mater

Livestreams & Broadcasts

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | April 2021
Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins / Mahagonny Songspiel
Click to watch on The Royal Opera House
Available until May 9 2021


 

"Stephanie Wake-Edwards’s glowing, burnished mezzo as Flora was unforgettable."

Seen and Heard International

“We have a truly exceptional Arnalta from Stephanie Wake-Edwards, on turbo disapproving-Nonna mode, with a lush contralto and bags of attitude.”

Bachtrack

"[...] dark soft alto Stephanie Wake-Edwards sang the most comforting and gentle tones of the Messiah in ternary pastoral rhythms. Her alto solo was a voice of deep sorrow."

Helsingin Sanomat

Intermusica represents Stephanie Wake-Edwards worldwide

Rachel Walters
Senior Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9903
rwalters@intermusica.co.uk

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Clarinet

Mark Simpson

Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles