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 and orchestras, including Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where she will join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2019. 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 Nymph Rusalka at Glyndebourne as part of the Jerwood Young Artist Programme, before making her stage debut at the Royal Opera House as part of the Jette Parker Young Artists 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.
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