Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
Mathilda Edge is sponsored by Maurice J. and Patricia Frank.
Second-year Ryan Opera Center member soprano Mathilda Edge, originally from Chandlerville, Illinois, is an alumna of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she earned her master’s degree in Vocal Performance.
She is the recipient of a 2019 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. She has also won or placed in the Washington International Competition for Voice; National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award Competition; Indiana District and Central Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition; and Opera Columbus’ Cooper-Bing Competition.
Edge has sung in concert with The City Choir of Washington, New Dominion Chorale, and the Bel Canto Chorus. She has performed as Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte, First Lady/Die Zauberflöte, Sandman/Hansel and Gretel, Romilda/Xerxes, The Milliner/Der Rosenkavalier, and Cio Cio San/Madama Butterfly. As a member of the Merola Opera Program, Edge sang an extended scene as the title role in Thaïs for the Schwabacher Summer Concert, as well as a selection from I vespri siciliani in the Merola Grand Finale. As a Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist in 2018, Edge covered the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos.
In Lyric’s 2019/20 season, Edge sang Berta/The Barber of Seville.
Photo: Erin Westermeyer