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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod - Winner (2010)
Baritone Peter Edge has beautifully rich, ringing tones, admirably employed with a perfect command of Italian in a fine display of comedy, irony and drama in ‘Se vuol ballare’ (Le nozze di Figaro). Jack Buckley (Seen and Heard International 2017) (2017)
Peter Edge is a Bass-Baritone in his first year of Masters at the Royal College of Music, London, under the tutelage of Peter Savidge and Gary Matthewman. Peter graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, in 2017, with a First Class Honours Degree. Competition successes include the International Medal at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, RNCM Freckleton Prize and the Doherty Cup for Singing. Peter also achieved Highly Commended in the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Competition.
Opera roles include Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Dulcamara ( L’elisir d’amore), Snug & Theseus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), Robin (Ruddygore), Papageno (Die Zauberflote) and Masetto (Don Giovanni) - with Opera Loki, where Peter toured France and the UK. He has also performed scenes of Un Giorno di Regno (Tesoriere), Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin), Cenerentola (Alidoro), Lakme (Frederic) and Cosi Fan Tutte (Guglielmo & Don Alfonso). Peter performed in the chorus of The Merry Widow, Otello and Simon Boccenegra with the RNCM and was a Young Artist of Longborough Festival Opera last Summer. Peter is also in demand as an oratorio soloist, primarily with societies around Cheshire, and has recently performed Bach’s St John Passion, Brahm’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Vaughan William’s Dona Nobis Pacem. His next performances include Haydn’s Creation and Bach St John Passion at St Martin in the Fields, London.
Peter made his TV debut on S4C, at Llangollen, and also appeared in the BBC Film: Florence Foster Jenkins. Peter regularly sings on live BBC Radio 4, with the BBC Daily Service Singers, and has performed on BBC Radio 3. In September, Peter was invited to be interviewed and perform live on BBC Radio 3’s live drive time show: In Tune, with presenter Sean Rafferty.
Peter is very grateful to his parents and grandmother for their support during his musical career. He also wishes to give a special thanks to the following sponsors: The Walker Trust, The Millington Trust, Rushworth Trust, Split Infinitive Trust, RSCM (Chester Area) and the Bowdler’s Educational Foundation. Further information and recordings can be found at www.peteredgebaritone.co.uk
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