Baritone Peter Edge graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, as a Master of Music in Vocal Performance with Distinction, where he was supported by the Walker Trust and tutored by Peter Savidge. Competition successes include the International Medal at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the Chris Treglown Memorial Award. Peter is delighted to be a Concordia 2019/2020 featured artist and a Garsington Festival Opera Virtual Alvarez Young Artist for 2020.
Opera roles include Aeneas Dido and Aeneas (Ryedale Festival), Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana (Blackburn Cathedral), Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro (RCM, directed by Sir Thomas Allen), Don Alfonso Cosi Fan Tutte (Devon Opera and Opera at the Athenaeum, Pall Mall), Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera North: Whistle Stop Opera), Guglielmo Cosi Fan Tutte (Felici Opera) and Marcello La Boheme (Hampstead Garden Opera).
During the Lockdown, Peter moved back to his parents’ in Shropshire enjoying a busy online teaching schedule and cycling all over North Shropshire and North Wales. Peter gained 29 new students and was teaching people in Bangalore, Belgium, France, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland, UK and the USA. He taught a total of 366 singing lessons within those three months. This also meant having to learn 5 new exam syllabuses, including one in Icelandic. Peter also covered a total of 4000km on his bike during the three months of Lockdown.
As lockdown restrictions lifted, Peter took the opportunity to organise 8 outdoor concerts and 2 indoor concerts. The concerts financially helped local artists in Shropshire and entertained audiences who hadn’t heard live music for months. As well as this, Peter was delighted to perform the world premiere of Martin Bussey’s A Timeless Figure and Elfyn Jones’s The Trilobite at the Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival last month.
Peter is now organising a production of Cosi Fan Tutte, with the first performance planned in Chiswick for November 2020. A fundraising concert for this event is being held in St Peter’s Church, Chiswick, on October 25th.
Biography updated on October 13th 2020 Please contact Peter for the most up to date biography.