Mathilda Edge



Lyric dramatic soprano Mathilda Edge began her 2019-20 season at the Grant Park Music Festival singing “Un bel dì vedremo” from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in Pritzker Pavilion for thousands at Millennium Park prompting critics to write, “[she] showed palpable charisma and bell-like vocal clarity” (Chicago Tribune). As a first-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan ensemble, she made her house and role debut in the fall at the Lyric Opera of Chicago singing Berta in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia for which she was hailed as a “vocal tour de force….yielding an enormous sound with remarkable point” (Chicago Tribune). Ms. Edge went on to cover the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni conducted by James Gaffigan and later this spring will be seen performing Gerhilde in Die Walküre, in addition to covering Gutrune & 3rd Norn in Götterdämmerung and Freia in Das Rheingold for Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen directed by Sir David Pountney. She will sing scenes from Verdi and Strauss operas at the 2020 “Rising Stars in Concert” gala in Chicago. Looking to the future, Ms. Edge opens her 2020-21 season in performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Melbourne Symphony under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis.

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Soprano Mathilda Edge, in her first year at the Ryan Opera Center, showed palpable charisma and bell-like vocal clarity in ‘Un bel di’ from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Howard Reich

Chicago Tribune

[The Barber of Seville’s] other vocal tour de force came from Mathilda Edge. […] Soprano Edge yielded not only an enormous sound with remarkable point but a coyly understated humor that cut against the hysterics that preceded and followed her.

Chicago Tribune

Soprano Mathilda Edge…turned in a performance that was deeply affecting. Her superior acting abilities coupled with a vocal performance that powerfully conveyed her character’s joy, longing, and tragic sorrow, was almost visceral in its impact.

Tom Alvarez

On the aisle with Tom Alvarez