Stephanie Wake-Edwards is a London-born mezzo-soprano. With her unique and impressive voice, she is attracting significant international attention from the highest levels. At only 26 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 joined 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.
In September 2019, she made her debut on stage of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Käthchen in Werther, followed by more role debuts such as Flora La Traviata, Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Maid in Jenufa and Second maid in Elektra. 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 covered Third nymph Rusalka and performed as part of the chorus in Die Zauberflöte and Faust as part of the Jerwood Young Artist Programme and was invited to return to cover Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress in 2020.
Operatic engagements also 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.
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.
She graduated from the University of York with the BA in Sociology with Social Psychology, and studied for a Masters Degree in Opera at the Royal Academy of Music with Alex Ashworth and Jonathan Papp.
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