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Stephanie Wake-Edwards

Mezzo-soprano

  • Stephanie Wake-Edwards is a London-born mezzo-soprano. In September 2017 she began her Preparatory Opera Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studies with Alex Ashworth and Jonathan Papp. In July 2016 she graduated from the University of York with a BA in Sociology with Social Psychology.

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  • Her unique and impressive voice is attracting Wake-Edwards significant international attention from the highest levels. At only 25 years old, she has already secured engagements with several opera companies. In 2018, Marc Minkowski awarded Stephanie a special recital in his Concours Bordeaux Medoc Lyrique. She was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2018 and The Richard Lewis Award 2018.


    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 is also the recipient of the Sarah Walker CBE Mezzo-Soprano Award and won second prize in the Isabel Jay Competition 2017.


    In 2018, Stephanie 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. In summer 2019, she will cover roles including Third Lady Die Zauberflöte at Glyndebourne as part of the Jerwood Young Artist Programme.


    Operatic engagements 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.


    Stephanie’s operatic repertoire includes Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, among several others.

    2018/2019 season / 352 words. Not to be altered without permission

Performances

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Opera repertoire

Bizet
Title role Carmen


Britten
Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia
Auntie Peter Grimes
Nancy Albert Herring
Florence Pike Albert Herring
The English Lady Death in Venice
Mrs Noye Noye’s Fludde


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


Gilbert and Sullivan
Fairy Queen Iolanthe


Handel
Dejanira Hercules
Cornelia Giulio Cesare
Cesare Giulio Cesare


Humperdinck
Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel


Massenet
Charlotte Werther
Javotte Manon
Le Prince Charmant Cendrillon


Monteverdi
Arnalta L’incoronazione di Poppea
Ottavia L’incoronazione di Poppea


Mozart
Sesto La clemenza di Tito
Dorabella Così fan tutte
Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte
Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte
Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro


Nicolai
Mrs Page The Merry wives of Windsor


Purcell
Dido Dido & Aeneas


Rimsky-Korsakov
Lel The Snowmaiden


Rossini
Title role Tancredi
Isabella L’Italiana in Algeri


R. Strauss
Octavian Der Rosenkavalier
Third Noble Orphan Der Rosenkavalier


Tchaikovsky
Olga Eugene Onegin


Thomas
Title role Mignon


Verdi
Mistress Quickly Falstaff


Wagner
Erda Das Rheingold

Concert repertoire

Bach 
Christmas Oratorio
St. John Passion
St. Matthew Passion


Beethoven
Mass in C

Duruflé
Requiem

Handel
Messiah
Israel in Egypt


Rossini
Petite Messe Solenelle
Stabat Mater


Saint-Saens
Christmas Oratorio


Stravinsky
Oedipus Rex

Tippett
A Child of Our Time

Verdi
Requiem

"Well-centred intonation and carefully crafted phrasing created a somnolent ‘strangeness’ in the ensuing aria.”

Opera Today

“We have a truly exceptional Arnalta from Stephanie Wake-Edwards, on turbo disapproving-Nonna mode, with a lush contralto and bags of attitude.”

Bachtrack

Intermusica represents Stephanie Wake-Edwards worldwide

Rachel Walters
Senior Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9903
rwalters@intermusica.co.uk

Rozemarijn Tiben
Associate Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9921
rtiben@intermusica.co.uk

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Clarinet

Mark Simpson

Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles