September 28 - October 27, 2019
The Barber of Seville
First-year 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 and is currently working towards her Doctoral Degree. Mathilda is a 2019 recipient of a 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; Bel Canto Chorus’ Regional Artist Competition; Bloomington, Indiana’s National Society of Arts and Letter Vocal 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, the Bel Canto Chorus, and with choirs at Indiana University, Indiana State University, Illinois College, and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. 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 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 sings Berta/The Barber of Seville and Gerhilde/Die Wälkure, while also understudying Donna Anna/Don Giovanni, Gutrune, 3rd Norn/Götterdämmerung and Freia/Das Rheingold.