Edward Lee

Edward Lee

Tenore Buffo (Spieltenor)

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2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannAndrès, Cochenille, Frantz, Nathanael, Pitichinaccio
2017Bernstein: West Side StoryTony
2017Hindemith: Mathis der MalerSylvester Von Schaumberg
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteMonostatos
2017Webber: Jesus Christ SuperstarPontius Pilate
2017Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesUn officier
2017Mozart: La Finta GiardinieraDon Anchises
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannFrantz
2016Bernstein: West Side StoryTony
2016Bock: Fiddler on the RoofMottel
2016Lehár: Die Lustige WitweSt. Brioche
2016Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailPedrillo
2016Festliche Opern- und KonzertgalaTenor
2015Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailPedrillo
2015Sondheim: Sweeney ToddAnthony Hope
2014Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannAndrès, Cochenille, Frantz, Nathanael, Pitichinaccio
2013Puccini: ToscaSpoletta
2012Leoncavallo: PagliacciBeppe
2000Handel: MessiahTenor Solo
2000Orff: Carmina BuranaTenor Solo
2000Haydn: Die SchöpfungTenor Solo
2000Haydn: Die JahreszeitenTenor Solo
2000Elgar: The Apostles, Op. 49St. John/Narrator
2000Bach C.P.E.: St. John Passion, H. 801Evangelist


Edward Lee was born in 1985 in England. He obtained his Bmus (Hons) and MMus with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and was a Finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers.His opera roles include Alfred Die Fledermaus (J.Strauss), Albert Albert Herring (Britten), Le Prince L&rsquoamour pour trois oranges (Prokofiev), Lenia Eliogabalo (Cavalli), Monsieur Vogelsang Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart), Eusabio L’occasione fa il Ladro (Rossini), Sellem The Rake’s Progress (Stravinsky), Monsieur Triquet Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky), Kashchei Kashchei the Immortal (Rimsky-Korsakov), The Lover The Maiden in the Tower (Sibelius), Charles Edward, Inquisitor II & Cosmetic Merchant Candide (Bernstein), Raleigh Merrie England (German), Polidoro La Finta Semplice (Mozart), Aeneas & Sailor Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) und Acis Acis & Galatea (Handel).Edward Lee also appeared as Spoletta Tosca and Dritte Diener Capriccio for Grange Park Opera and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia und Beppe I Pagliacci for the award winning Opera Up Close. He has worked with British Youth Opera, Aldeburgh Festival, English Touring Opera and Buxton Festival Opera.His contemporary opera roles include Second Attendant A Full Moon in March John Harbison with the Lontano Ensemble, Adam The Diaries of Adam and Eve Josiah Moore at the Grimeborn Festival, Demetrius Dream MacKenzie-Thurley (an adaption of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Purcell’s Fairy Queen) Odysseus, Paris, Goddess and Soldier In the Belly of a Horse Rachel Leach for English Touring Opera, and he sang in a Public Masterclass with Mark Anthony Turnage for Opera North.Edward Lee has a busy concert diary. Works performed include Tenor-Solo Les Noces Stravinsky at LSO St. Luke’s and touring France including Auditorium Saint-Germain, Paris and Opera de Rouen with the Guildhall Sinfonietta, Mozart’s Requiem with The London Mozart Players, Haydn’s Creation under Sir David Willcocks and Handel’s Messiah. He has also appeared in recital in the UK, Hong Kong and Bangkok, and he was a Guest-Soloist last for a New Year Opera Gala Tour of China with the Orchestra of St. Paul’s, Covent Garden.He sang Filch The Beggar’s Opera Britten for European Opera Centre and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and he was a Buxton Festival Young Artist 2013, singing Podesta La Finta Giardiniera Mozart.Edward was broadcast live on Arte TV singing Mikhail in ​Laika the Spacedog by Russell ​Hepplewhite at Szeged National Theater, Hungary, which was subsequently revived at Avignon Grand Opera, France.He was a full-time principal artist at Theater Pforzheim 2013-2015, where his roles included Zsupán Gräfin Mariza Kálmán; Andres​​, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio, Frantz Les Contes D'Hoffman Offenbach, Steppke Frau Luna Lincke, Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart, Tenor Solo Carmina Burana Orff, Freddy My Fair Lady Loewe, and Anthony Sweeney Todd Sondheim.Edward stars as Harry Benn on Retrospective Opera's debut CD The Boatswain's Mate by Ethel Smyth conducted by Odalinde de la Martinez which was released in August 2016.His recent and future plans include Evangelist Johanesspassion Bach with Cantus Tremonia in Gladbeck, Köln and Dortmund, Milo Milo, Maya und die Reise um die Welt Matteo Franceschini at Theater Magdeburg, Pedrillo and Mottel at Theater Aachen and Tony Westside Story at Theater Lübeck. From August 2016 Edward is a full-time principal artist at Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, where his roles include Mottel Fiddler on the Roof Jerry Bock, St. Brioche Die Lustige Witwe Lehar, and Andres, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio, Frantz Les Contes D'Hoffman Offenbach.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Andrès, Cochenille, Frantz, Nathanael, Pitichinaccio Musiktheater im Revier GmbH 2017
Bernstein: West Side Story Tony Immediately Theater Lübeck Und Lübeck Philharmonisches Orchester 2017
Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Sylvester Von Schaumberg Immediately Musiktheater im Revier 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Monostatos Immediately Musiktheater im Revier 2017
Webber: Jesus Christ Superstar Pontius Pilate 1 week Musiktheater im Revier 2017