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Alexander James Edwards - Tenor

Born in Essex, Alexander James Edwards began singing as a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, continuing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, later joining the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Elsewhere, he has sung the title role in Albert Herring at the Salzburg Landestheater, Don José Carmen and Rodolfo La bohème for Raymond Gubbay Ltd, Novice Billy Budd for English National Opera, Sempronio Lo speziale in Tel Aviv, Ruggero La rondine for Iford Arts, Mr Erlanson A Little Night Music at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Pirelli Sweeney Todd and Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress for the Gothenburg Opera, Roderigo Otello for the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Mas de Daumas Gassac The Lovely Ladies at the Buxton Festival and First Brother The Seven Deadly Sins for the Royal Ballet. Recordings and broadcasts include The Carmelites for Chandos and Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio 2.

He made his BBC Proms debut in 2006, and his concert engagements have included performances with the Academy of Ancient Music, the BBC Philharmonic, the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé, Huddersfield Choral Society, the Israel Camerata, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, he Mikkeli Symphony Orchestra, the Orion Orchestra, the Oxford Philomusica, the Royal Choral Society, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Wexford Sinfonia. He has also been Featured Soloist at the Battle Proms and at the Leeds Castle Classical Open Air Concert and appears regularly in concert for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.

Highlights of 2014 / 2015 included Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi for Opera Holland Park, further performances as Pinkerton Madam Butterfly, Classical Spectacular and Last Night of the Christmas Proms for Raymond Gubbay Ltd, Verdi Requiem with the Southbank Sinfonia and Callas – The Life & Music of Maria Callas at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Current engagements include Rodolfo La bohème for Lyric Opera, Dublin, and Festival Opera, Napier, Third Jew Salome for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Foresto Attila at the Theater Lübeck, Last Night of the Autumn Proms and The Glory of Christmas for Raymond Gubbay Ltd and The Puccini Scandal at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

In 2011, Alexander James Edwards was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music by the Governing body of the RAM for distinguishing himself in the field of Opera.

Works performed:
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 (Choral) - Sun 26 Jun 2016