Shropshire 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. Recent competition successes include winning the Christopher Ball First Prize in the John Kerr Award for English Song and the Chris Treglown Memorial Award, as well as being runner-up in the Lesley Garrett Opera Prize and David Clover Singer’s Platform Recital Competition.
Recent opera roles include Betto di Signa in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, Schaunard in Puccini’s La Boheme and Afron in Rimsky Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel with English Touring Opera, Le Dançaire and Chorus in Bizet’s Carmen with Longborough Festival Opera and Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Hampstead Garden Opera. As a regular bass in the Monteverdi Choir, Peter was invited to sing at King Charles III’s Coronation and has appeared in concerts at the Amsterdam Het Concertgebouw, Barcelona Palau de la Música, Berlin Philharmonie, London BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall and St Martin in the Fields, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Salzburger Festspiele and Zurich Tonhalle. Peter is looking forward to performing Berlioz’s Les Troyens on a European tour and Bach’s B Minor Mass on an American and Canadian tour with the Monteverdi Choir later this year.
Peter is currently enjoying his second season as principal artist with English Touring Opera; covering the role of Curio in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, and performing the roles of Petrucci in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, Gelsomino in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims and the title role in Mosley’s The Wish Gatherer. Peter is looking forward to performing the role of Lysander in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen in a new production at Longborough Festival Opera this summer.
Peter is kindly supported by Opera Prelude.