Baritone Aidan Edwards, from West Yorkshire, graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a BMus (Hons) and MMus with distinction. During his time there Aidan performed the roles of Bottom A Midsummer Nights Dream, Frank Street Scene and was the winner of the Elizabeth Harwood Prize.
Operatic engagements include Germont La traviata Opera Holland Park YAP and Westminster Opera, Tsar The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken Scottish Opera, Antonio The Gondoliers NGSOC, Marco Gianni Schicchi Lez Azuriales Opera, Marcello La bohème, Eugene Onegin Eugene Onegin and Escamillo Carmen Opera On Location, Louis The Wandering Scholar, Melchior Amahl and the Night Visitors Northern Opera Group, A Policeman La bohème, King Dodon The Golden Cockerel, Duca Alfonso Lucrezia Borgia, Lescaut Manon Lescaut English Touring Opera.
Aidan’s extensive outreach and education work includes the awarding winning Opera North SingUp! production The Water Diviner’s Tale by Rachel Portman, several years performing with Scottish Opera on their Pop-Up Opera Roadshow touring streamlined operas across Scotland and its Highlands and Islands and English Touring Opera’s production of Paper & Tin which performed in schools across the country. Aidan also teaches singing privately and is a workshop practitioner for Grange Park Opera’s Primary Robins programme.
A keen recitalist, Aidan enjoys an annual performance with Soprano Juliet Montgomery at the Scottish Arts Club as part of the Edinburgh Festival for six years running and the pair have continued to perform together across the UK, France, Germany and Ukraine. He has appeared on Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and was the baritone soloist for the UK Premiere of Pendereski’s ‘Seven Gates of Jerusalem’ performed at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Aidan is represented by Music Partnership LTD and is an Alumnus of Lez Azuriales Opera.