Edward has performed more than seventy-five roles with companies in North America, Europe and Asia. In the United States, his solo credits include Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia's Academy of Music, San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House, and all four theaters of The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
He earned a Bachelor of Music degree at university and was selected for merit-based scholarships with four prestigious organizations: the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia; San Francisco’s Merola Program; Wolf Trap’s Studio Artist Program; and the European Center for Opera and Voice in Belgium.
The Metropolitan Opera National Council and the Puccini Foundation awarded Edward prizes in their competitions; and Luciano Pavarotti personally selected him as a world finalist in the competition named for the esteemed tenor.
Singing full-time in the Met Chorus allows me to live and work in the same city -- something I rarely experienced during my years as a freelance soloist. When a vacancy opens in the Chorus roster, hundreds of well-trained singers apply for the job, so I feel very lucky to have been hired as a member of this elite team. All 22 operas I’m performing this season will be broadcast around the world in either audio or HD video, which means native speakers of Italian, French, German, Russian and Czech will be listening – and watching!
In bocca al lupo
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Met Debut: 2007