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Robert-John Edwards

Voice Type:

Bass-Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Marchese d'Obigny plus cover Barone and Dottore
La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
Pavilion Opera
2017
Monterone
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Heritage Opera
2016
Il Commendatore
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Opera Seria (Tour of the NW of England)
2016
Fafner
Das Rheingold (Wagner)
Saffron Opera Company (jump-in)
2016
Lord Rocheforte
Anna Bolena (Donizetti)
Hashtag Opera
2016
Fafner
Das Rheingold (Wagner)
Secret Opera
2015
Notary
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
Apollo Opera
2015
di Conte di Suze
Maria di Rohan (Donizetti)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2011
Don Parmeneone
L'ocassione fa il ladro (Rossini)
Opera Minima
2011
Benoit/Alcindoro
La bohème (Puccini)
Co-Opera-Co (National Tour)
2010
Count Walter
Luisa Miller (Verdi)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2010
High Priest
Idomeneo (in English) (Mozart (arr. R. Strauss))
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2010
Bartolo/Antonio
Le nozze di Figaro (in English) (Mozart)
Dorset Productions (mini-tour of Dorset)
2010
Bartolo/Antonio
Le nozze di Figaro (in English) (Mozart)
Dorset Productions
2009
Benoit/Alcindoro
La bohème (Puccini)
Co-Opera-Co
2009
Gubetta
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2009
Don Quixotte
Der Hochzeit des Camacho (in English) (Mendelssohn)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2009
Der Alcade
Der Hochzeit des Camacho (in English) (Mendelssohn)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2009
Cadmus/Priest/Somnus
Semele (Handel)
Operamus
2008
Harapha
Samson (Handel)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2008
Father Phillipe
The Wandering Scholar (Holst)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2008
Ashmodeus
Tobias and the Angel (Jonathan Dove)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2007
Theander/Cyclops/Pluto (student)
Psyche (Matthew Locke)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2007
Antonio and Chorus (student)
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2007
Scarpia (student)
Tosca (Act I) (Giacomo Puccini)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2006
Dr Katafelto (student)
The English Eccentrics (Malcolm Williamson)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2006

Operetta/G&S

The Mikado
The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Grantham G&S Singers Gala Fundraiser
2018
Pirate King
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Paradox Operetta
2014
Pancrateus
Der Wildschütz (in English) (Lorzing)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2008
Wildred Shadbolt
The Yeomen of the Guard (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Carl Rosa Opera (National Tour)
2007
Ludwig (amateur)
The Grand Duke (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Stamford G&S Players
2001
Samuel (amatuer)
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Stamford G&S Players
2000

Art Song

Recital
A Ploughman's Tale (Various)
Project Opera concert on Isle of Wight
2021
Solo Recital
Songs of Travel and Organ Grinder Songs (Vaughan Williams and Elgar)
St John's CIC Peterborough
2019
Solo Recital
Dichterliebe (plus Schubert/Brahms Heine lieder) (R Schumann)
Bristol Recitals and Oakham (Arts4Rutland)
2019
Recital
A Ploughman's Tale (Various)
Glow Festival (formally Gloucester Music Festival)
2021
Solo Recital
Winterreise (Schubert)
Gloucester Festival and Harlaxton Manor Lincs
2019
Solo Recital
A Ploughmans Tale (Various)
5 Tour Dates Nationwide
2018
Solo Recital
Winterreise (Erste Abteilung) (Schubert)
Creative Fields, Glouc and St John's CIC Peterboro
2018
Solo Recital
Songs of Travel (Vaughan Williams)
Creative Fields Gloucester
2018
Solo Recital
Winterreise (Schubert)
Hausconcerts London
2018
Solo Recital
Lieder and Song Recital (Various)
King's Lynn Fringe Festival
2017
Solo Recital
A Ploughman's Tale (Recital) + WW1 Songs by Elgar (Various English WW1)
All Saints' Church, Oakham
2015
Solo Recital
A Ploughman's Tale (Recital) (Various English WW1)
The Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham Fest 2015
2015
Solo Recital
Winterreise, Erste Abteilung (Franz Schubert)
All Saints' Church, Stamford
2015
Solo Recital
Winterreise, Erste Abteilung (Franz Schubert)
All Saints' Church, Oakham
2015
Solo Recital
A Ploughman's Tale (Recital) (Various English WW1)
St John's Church, Stamford
2014
Solo Recital
Songs of Travel (Vaughan-Williams)
All Saints' Church, Oakham
2013
Solo Recital
Winterreise, Erste Abteilung (Schubert)
St Wulfram's Church, Grantham
2012
Solo Recital
Journeys Through Dark Landscapes (Vaughan-Williams et al)
St Andrew's Church, Lyddington
2006

Chorus

Bass
Requiem (Mozart)
Co-Opera-Co
2014
Bass 2
Maria di Rohan (Donizetti)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2011
Bass 2
Saul (Handel)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2011
Bass 2
Mignon (in English) (Ambroise Thomas)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2011
Bass 2
Der Barbier Der Bagdad (in English) (Cornelius)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2010
Bass 2
Luisa Miller (Verdi)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2010
Bass 2
Idomeneo (in English) (Mozart (arr. R. Strauss))
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2010
Bass 2
Serenade to Music (Vaughan-Williams)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2010
Bass 2
Vèronique (in English) (Messanger)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2009
Bass 2
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2009
Bass 2
Der Hochzeit des Camacho (in English) (Mendelssohn)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2009
Bass 2
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2009
Bass 2
Der Wildschütz (in English) (Lorzing)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2008
Bass
Samson (Handel)
Buxton Opera Festival Company
2008
Bass 1
Iolanthe (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Carl Rosa Opera (National Tour)
2007
Bass 1
The Yeomen of the Guard (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Carl Rosa Opera (National Tour)
2007
Bass 1
Patience (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Carl Rosa Opera (National Tour)
2007
Bass 1
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Carl Rosa Opera (National Tour)
2007
Bass
Requiem (Mozart)
Hartley Voices
2007
Bass 1 (one to a part)
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Stanley Hall Opera
2006
Bass 1
Iolanthe (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Stamford G&S Players
1999

Oratorio/Concerts

Bass Solo - Opera Gala Concert
A Night at the Opera II (Various)
STARS Rutland
2019
Bass Soloist
Songs of the Fleet and Five Mystical Songs (CV Stanford and R Vaughan Williams)
Bourne Choral Society
2019
Bass soloist
Opera Gala (Various)
Kryrklätts Kultur - Finland
2019
Bass Soloist
Mass in D (Dvořák)
St John's Church, Buxton
2011
Bass Soloist
The Messiah (Handel)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass Soloist
The Crucifixion (Stainer)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass Soloist
GalaSW6 (Gounod, Wagner, G&S, R&H)
Fulham Broadway Methodist Church, London
2015
Bass Soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Guest Soloist
Sing with the Caroline Sharpe Singers (Elgar and Various)
St Mary's Church, Horncastle
2015
Bass Soloist
Neslon Mass (Haydn)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass soloist
Credo Mass (Mozart)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass Soloist
Opera Gala (excerpts) (including Carmen extracts) (Various Opera Composers)
Christ Church, West Didsbury, Manchester
2015
Bass soloist
Paukenmesse (Haydn)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass Soloist
Opera Gala (excerpts) (Various Opera Composers)
Christ Church, West Didsbury, Manchester
2014
Bass soloist
Hodie (Vaughan-Williams)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass Soloist
The First Nowell (Vaughan-Williams)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass Soloist
Serenade to Music (Vaughan-Williams)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass Soloist
The Starlight Express (Elgar)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Duo Recital
Heroines & Villains (Various)
All Saints' Church, Stamford
2012
Bass Soloist
Requiem (Fauré)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass Solo - Opera Gala Concert
Valentine's Day Opera Gala (Various Opera Composers)
Uppingham Church
2012
Bass / Baritone soloist
The Creation (English) (Haydn)
Numerous choral societies nationwide
Bass Soloist
Olivet to Calvary (Maunder)
Various choral societies

Discography

Solo
A Ploughman's Tale (Various WW1 Composers)
Independent label
2018

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert COVID-cancelled

04 Erstarrung

16 The Cost - Ireland

Ella giammai m'amo

Some Enchanted Evening

Thy Glorious Deeds (Manoah - Samson) - Handel

Borgia Buxton (Thug)

Lyddington 2006

Poacher (Innkeeper and Wife)

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Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Distinction and Course Prize)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2005–2007
PGCE Music 11-18
Middlesex University
2002–2003
BA(Hons) Music 2:1 (Piano & Composition; joint first study)
Middlesex University
1994–1997

Stamford-born Robert-John originally trained as a pianist and composer at Middlesex University and had small choral works performed at St Martin’s-in-the-Fields church and Lincoln and Winchester Cathedrals. He later trained as a singer, attending the Birmingham Conservatoire as a postgraduate and winning the PGDip course prize in 2007.

Roles include Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni - Mozart), Rochefort (Anna Bolena – Donizetti), Fafner (Das Rheingold - Wagner), Don Parmenione (L’Occasione fa il ladrò – Rossini), Benoit/Alcindoro (La Bohème - Puccini), Antonio/Bartolo (La Nozze di Figaro - Mozart) for Dorset Productions, Priest/Cadmus/Somnus (Semele – Händel), Ashmodeus (Tobias and the Angel - Dove), The Notary (Don Pasquale – Donizetti) and he has performed in the professional choruses of Buxton Festival Opera, Carl Rosa Opera and Stanley Hall Opera.

Robert-John teaches singing in south Lincolnshire, where he originally hails from. He is very active as a soloist both as a recitalist and with choral societies, performing many Messiahs, Creations and Crucifixions over the past few years.

He is currently coached by John Graham Hall.

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