Aidan Edwards from Halifax, West Yorkshire recently graduated with a BMus and MMus with distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Operatic roles include Germont /’La Traviata’ (Opera Holland Park Young Artist/ Westminster Opera), Escamillo/’Carmen’ (Opera On Location), Marco/’Gianni Schicchi’ (Les Azuriales Young Artist Programme), Frank/ ‘Sreet Scene’ (RNCM), title role ‘Eugene Onegin’ (Opera on Location), Bottom/’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (RNCM), Marcello/’La Bohème’ (Opera on Location), Larry/’Company’ (RNCM) and Drebyednetsov/’Paradise Moscow’ (RNCM). Aidan joined the chorus of Opera North’s 2016 production of Götterdämmerung and last year performed with Scottish Opera’s Pop-Up Roadshow in A Little Bit of La Bohème and A Little Bit of Pirates of Penzance.
Oratorio experience includes Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C as well as being soloist in the UK Premier of Penderecki’s Seven Gates Of Jerusalem performed at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester in 2016. A keen recitalist, Aidan performs regularly with soprano Juliet Montgomery as the two perform a varied concert of opera and musical theatre favourites up and down the country, the highlight being an annual slot at the Edinburgh Arts Festival where they have sung since 2013. Aidan has performed on In Tune on BBC Radio 3 and was the winner of the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award 2015.
This year he returned to Scottish Opera for the Pop-Up Opera tour and sang in the National Gilbert & Sullivan Company’s autumn tour.
“While the smooth-voiced baritone Aidan Edwards sang with a great stage presence as Alfredo’s father, Germont. Edwards played Germont as a genuinely and emotionally aware authority figure without having to show pithy sentimentality, which worked compatibly on stage as well.” TRENDFEM
“The Giorgio Germont of Aidan Edwards was a robust, solid, baritone voice of great authority.” OPERA SPY