Mathilda Edge, soprano, is from Chandlerville, Illinois. She has performed such roles as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Mozart), First Lady in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Sandman in Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck), Romilda in Xerxes (Händel), and The Milliner in Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss). In November 2016 she debuted as the title role of Madama Butterfly (Puccini), in which, she was praised for her "deeply affecting" performance.
Ms. Edge has won recognition in a number of international and national competitions. In 2016 she received third place in the both the NATS Artist Award Competition and the 2016 Washington International Competition for Voice. She was lauded by the judges in both competitions for her "flawless technical control and vocal freedom." Earlier in the year she won first place in the Bel Canto Chorus’ Regional Artist Competition in Milwaukee, WI, with whom she performed the soprano solos in Elijah (Mendelssohn) in March of 2017. Ms. Edge also took first place in Bloomington, Indiana’s chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letter Vocal Competition in 2016.
Ms. Edge won the Indiana District's Metropolitan Opera National Council for the past two years. She placed second place at the Central Region MONC auditions in November of 2015, and third in the following year. Earlier in 2017 Ms. Edge was a semifinalist for Houston Grand Opera's Eleanor McCollum Competition.
Ms. Edge the current recipient of the prestigious Georgina Joshi Fellowship at Indiana University.
Ms. Edge recently performed with the Merola Opera Program participating in the Schwabacher Summer Concert. She sang an extended scene as the title role in Massenet's Thaïs (See Reviews: The Bay Area Reporter & San Francisco Classical Voice).