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Stephanie Wake-Edwards


  • 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 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, performing 3rd Lady Die Zauberflöte and Flora La Traviata. Further upcoming highlights include Handel’s Messiah with the Glyndebourne Tour, her house debut at Garsington Opera as Third Nymph Rusalka, her debut with Grafenegg Festival performing Vivaldi Stabat Mater with Fabio Biondi and a recital with the Opéra National de Bordeaux.

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  • In 2018, Wake-Edwards 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. The following season, 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. In September of 2019, she made her debut on stage of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Käthchen in Werther, followed by her role debut as Flora La Traviata and covered Third Lady Die Zauberflöte.

    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, The Richard Lewis Award 2018 and in 2021 she was a semi-finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

    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.

    2021/22 season / 432 words. Not to be altered without permission


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Opera repertoire

Title role Carmen

Hermia / Hippolyta A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia
Auntie Peter Grimes
Nancy Albert Herring
Florence Pike Albert Herring
Mrs Noye Noye’s Fludde

Genevieve Pelléas et Mélisande

Leonora La favorite
Orsini Lucrezia Borgia
Smeton Anna Bolena
Pierotto Linda de Chamounix

Third Nymph / Kitchen Boy Rusalka

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

Gilbert and Sullivan
Fairy Queen Iolanthe
Pitti-Sing The Mikado
Phoebe Yeoman of the Guard

Orfeo Orfeo ed Euridice

Brandamenta Alcina
Polinesso Ariodante
Dejanira Hercules
Cornelia / Cesare Giulio Cesare
Ino / Juno Semele
Orlando / Medoro Orlando
Arsace / Rosmira Partenope
Rinaldo / Goffredo / Eustazio Rinaldo
Radamisto / Zenobia Radamisto
Bertarido / Eduige / Unulfo Rodelinda
Arsamene / Amastre Serse
Adalgisa Adalgisa
Tamerlano / Andronico Tamerlano

Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel

Dulcinée Don Quichotte 
Charlotte Werther
Cleopatre Cleopatre
Javotte / Rosette Manon

Arnalta/Nutrice / Ottavia / Ottone L’incoronazione di Poppea
Penelope Ulisse

Sesto La clemenza di Tito
Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte
Farnace Mitridate, re di Ponto

Mrs Page The Merry wives of Windsor

Nicklausse Les contes d'Hoffmann

Suzuki Madame Butterfly

Dido Dido & Aeneas

Lel The Snowmaiden
Lyubasha The Tsar's Bride*

Tancredi / Isaura Tancredi
Isabella L’Italiana in Algeri
Arsace Semiramide

Dalila Samson et Dalila *

R. Strauss
Octavian Der Rosenkavalier
Dryad Ariadne auf Naxos

Baba the Turk The Rake's Progress

Polina Queen of Spades
Olga Eugene Onegin
Marta Iolanta

Mingon Mignon

Maddalena Rigoletto
Meg Page / Mistress Quickly Falstaff
Flora La traviata
Fenena Nabucco
Eboli Don Carlos*
Azucena Il Trovatore*

Erda Das Rheingold
Schwertleite Die Walküre 
Waltraute Götterdämmerung*

Anna 1 Seven Deadly Sins
Bessie/Jessie Mahagonny Songspiel

*role in preparation

Concert repertoire

Christmas Oratorio
St. John Passion
St. Matthew Passion

Mass in C


Israel in Egypt

Petite Messe Solenelle
Stabat Mater

Christmas Oratorio

Oedipus Rex

A Child of Our Time

Stabat Mater

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.”


"[...] 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

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Jonathan Turnbull
Associate Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9907

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