Mathilda Edge is a soprano 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). She just debuted as the title role of Madama Butterfly (Puccini) in November of 2016 in which she was praised for her "deeply affecting" performance.
Recently, Ms. Edge has been very successful in a number of international and national competitions. In 2016 alone 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 will be singing the soprano solos in Elijah (Mendelssohn) in March of 2017. Mathilda also took first place in Bloomington, IN’s chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letter Vocal Competition in 2016.
One of the most notable competition in which Ms. Edge made a showing over the past two years is the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Awards. She won the Indiana District's Metropolitan Opera National Council for the past two years and went on to take second place at the Central Region MONC auditions in November of 2015 and third in the following year. 2017 is off to a great start with Mathilda being named a semifinalist for Houston Grand Opera's Eleanor McCollum Competition.
Mathilda has also received the honor of being awarded the Georgina Joshi International Fellowship through the Jacobs School of Music. Ms. Edge is also the current recipient of the prestigious Georgina Joshi Fellowship at Indiana University.