About

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.

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, including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English National Opera, and Garsington Opera. 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.

Wake-Edwards is a RAM Bach Cantata/Kohn Foundation scholar, recipient of the Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust Award 2017, a member of RAM’s prestigious Song Circle and is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, Help Musicians UK and The 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) for 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 Program, before making stage debuts with English National Opera and Garsington Opera in the 19-20 season.

Operatic engagements include Martha/Iolanta for Royal Academy Opera, 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/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 Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, among several others.

Stephanie Wake-Edwards is represented worldwide by Intermusica.

2018-2019 season. Not to be altered without permission.