Brought up in Derbyshire, Bass-Baritone Edward Jowle is a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music, studying with Russell Smythe and Gary Matthewman. A 2019/20 Samling Scholar, he is supported by the Drake Calleja Trust, the Josephine Baker Trust and the recipient of the RCM Rose Williams Scholarship. Recent Operatic work includes: Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte/Devon Opera); Elviro (Serse/Accademia Europea Dell’Opera); Papageno (Die Zauberflöte/Westminster Opera); Lord Dunmow (A Dinner Engagement), Snug (A Midsummer Nights Dream/RCM Opera Studio); Falke (Die Fledermaus/Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts); Gendarme (Les Mamelles de Tirésias/Euphonia Studio); Alidoro (La Cenerentola/Bedford Park Festival) Cecil (Maria Stuarda) for Magnetic Opera/Edinburgh Festival Fringe; and Adonis (Venus and Adonis/Brighton Early Music Festival). Recent concert highlights include Handel Messiah (Nevill Holt); Bach B Minor Mass (Lloyds Choir); Berlioz L’enfance du Christ (Scherzo Ensemble); Finzi Let us Garlands bring (East London Symphony Orchestra); Oli Tarney St Mark Passion (Endellion Festival) Mozart Requiem (Orchestre Symphonique de Canet et Rousillon, France) and Elgar The Apostles (London Philharmonic Orchestra). Acting work includes Lomov/Narrator/Smirnov (Chekhov Tripple Bill: The Proposal/On the Evils of Tobacco/The Bear) for Euphonia Studio. Edward has worked with conductors including Martyn Brabbins, Michael Rosewell, Jonathan Peter Kenny and Natalie Murray Beale, as well as directors including Iqbal Khan, James Conway, Liam Steel, Bill Bankes-Jones and Rodula Gaitanou. He has participated in masterclasses with Gerald Finley, Dennis O’Neill, Sir Thomas Allen and most recently with Thomas Quasthoff at the Wigmore Hall. Forthcoming projects include Masetto (Don Giovanni) for Nevill Holt,. Gendarme (Les mamelles de Tirésias) for British Youth Opera and a recital for the Oxford Lieder Festival with Ana Manastireanu. He will also appear at this year’s Verbier Festival as part of the Atelier Lyrique Young Artist Programme, playing Colline in the festival production of La Bohème. Edward is delighted to be continuing his studies at the RCM in September as a a member of the Opera Studio.