A prize-winner of the 2021 Cesti competition and a finalist of the 2021 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Bass-Baritone Edward Jowle was brought up in Derbyshire and is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio. A Samling Artist and an alumnus of the Verbier Festival Atelier Lyrique, he is also the winner of the 2022 Somerset Song Prize. He has received support from the Drake Calleja Trust, The Countess of Munster Trust, Help Musicians UK and The Josephine Baker Trust.
2022/23 includes appearances with English Touring Opera as Emireno/Ottone and Lesbo/ Agrippina in the autumn, and Gubetta/Lucrezia Borgia, Antonio/Il viaggio a Reims and Curio/ Giulio Cesare in the spring. He will sing Handel’s The Messiah in Lincoln Cathedral and with The Really Big Chorus at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with Sloane Square Choral Society. In the summer he returns to the London Song Festival for the world premiere of Granville Bantock’s song cycle The Sphynx with Nigel Foster and Simon Butteriss.
Recent stage work includes Colline/La bohème (Verbier, Medici TV); Guglielmo/ Così fan tutte (Diva Opera); Papageno/Die Zauberflöte (RCM, OperaVision); Adonis/Venus and Adonis (Pratum Integrum); Polyphemus/Acis and Galatea (Ryedale Festival); Steward/Flight and Garibaldo/Rodelinda (RCM).