Robert-John Edwards

Bass-Baritone


About


Stamford-born Robert-John originally trained as a pianist and composer at Middlesex University and had small choral works performed at St Martin’s-in-the-Fields church and Lincoln and Winchester Cathedrals. He later trained as a singer, attending the Birmingham Conservatoire as a postgraduate and winning the PGDip course prize in 2007.

Roles include Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni – Mozart), Rochefort (Anna Bolena – Donizetti), Fafner (Das Rheingold – Wagner), Don Parmenione (L’Occasione fa il ladrò – Rossini), Benoit/Alcindoro (La Bohème – Puccini), Antonio/Bartolo (La Nozze di Figaro – Mozart) for Dorset Productions, Priest/Cadmus/Somnus (Semele – Händel), Ashmodeus (Tobias and the Angel – Dove), The Notary (Don Pasquale – Donizetti) and he has performed in the professional choruses of Buxton Festival Opera, Carl Rosa Opera and Stanley Hall Opera.


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Robert-John Edwards gives cleverly judged accounts of both Benoit and Alcindoro.

George Hall, Opera Now


As a concert artist:

Robert-John also specialises as a soloist in oratorios and song recitals (he has a particular love of lieder). Over the past couple of years, he has been performing his concept recital, “A Ploughman’s Tale” around the country. The programme is based upon songs and settings of words by those who lived through (and in some cases) died in the Great War of 1914-18 and forms the very human story of a plough-boy who grows up with dreams and feels the call of the War before discovering its true horrors.

For a full list of the repertoire Robert-John currently covers, view his profile on:


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“Robert-John Edwards was an imposing Faffner”…and…”made his way through with accuracy and engaging style.” (2 reviews)

Charlotte Valori, Operarissima


Schedule


Don Giovanni, 11th June, 2016

St Barnabas’ Church, Oldham, Lancashire

An Opera by Mozart, singing Il Commendatore
for Opera Seria
Jonathan Ellis, Musical Director
Rochelle Hart, Director

From Genesis to Revelation

18th June, 2016

Claybrooke Magna Church, Leicestershire

Haydn, The Creation, God Created Great Whales and Be Fruitful All
Handel, Israel in Egypt, The Lord is a Man of War
Mendelssohn, Elijah, Selection of Arias
Handel, Messiah, For Behold! Darkness Shall Cover the Earth and The People That Walked In Darkness
Stainer, The Crucifixion, And As Moses Lifted Up the Serpent in the Wilderness
Handel, The Brockes Passion, My Father, Look Upon My Anguish

Novus Cantores,
Christopher Hill, Musical Director

 

Opera GalaSW6, 2nd July 2016

Fulham Broadway Methodist Church, London SW6

An Opera Gala concert for charity

I will be performing with other great singers.  I will perform:

Tchaikovski: Gremin’s Aria Eugene Onegin
Britten: The Crocodile
Verdi: Come dal ciel precipità Macbeth
H Wood: A Brown Bird Singing

with Geoffrey Burden, piano

 

Song Recital, 21st July, 2016

All Saints’ Church, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

As part of the King’s Lynn Festival Fringe 2016

Schubert: Gute Nacht, Die Forelle, An Sylvia, An Schager Kronos
Schumann: Kommen und Scheiden, Widmung, Flügel! Flügel!
Brahms: Dein Blaues Auge, Nicht Mehr Zu Dir Zu Gehen,
Wie Bist Du Meine Königin

INTERVAL

ElgarA War Song Op.5, Twilight
arr. Britten: The Salley Gardens, The Ash Grove, The Plough Boy, The Foggy Dew, Lord! I Married Me A Wife!, The Crocodile

with Fergus Black, piano

(The programme is STC)

 

Don Giovanni, 22nd July, 2016

Buxton Arts Centre Studio, Buxton, Derbyshire

As part of the Buxton Fringe Festival 2016

An Opera by Mozart, singing Il Commendatore
for Opera Seria
Jonathan Ellis, Musical Director
Rochelle Hart, Director


A Ploughman’s Tale


“A Ploughman’s Tale” is a concept-recital which tells the story of an everyman who fought in the trenches, told through songs by composers or with words by poets who lived through the time of The Great War.

It includes songs composed by Butterworth, Farrar, Elgar, Gurney, Britten, Peel, Vaughan Williams and Ireland as well as contemporary popular songs and an original setting of John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders’ Fields” by Robert-John Edwards.

Feedback from previous recitals:

“Loved it! [I] thought [it] was wonderful and very moving… it deserves a wider audience.”
(Jane S)

“Beautifully performed, evocative and atmospheric”
(@CJHarry on Twitter)

 

For more information, please use the contact form below.


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Teaching


Robert-John is a very successful singing teacher and is based around the Stamford and Rutland area.

He qualified as a classroom teacher in 2003 and has a reputation for excellence and success. He has a 100% pass rate in ABRSM examinations, with well over 70% of his students achieving a Merit or Distinction (this improves to 100% Merit and Distinction for students doing Grade 6-8).

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Contact


My agent:

To book Robert-John Edwards for a performance, please contact Lorna Hehir at Irving Street Management

For anything else: