Heroines & Villains

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Two Clarionets Poster

Caroline Sharpe soprano
First prize, Mario Lanza opera Competition 2009

Robert-John Edwards baritone
Birmingham Conservatoire
PGDip Course prizewinner 2007


Torna mi a vagheggiar (Alcina)
Alzo al Volo (Radamisto)

Ach! Ich Fühl’s (Zauberflöte)
La ci Darem (Don Giovanni)
Deh’ vieni alla finestra (Don Giovanni)

Bella Siccome un Angelo (Don Pasquale)

O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi)

Vous qui Faites L’endormie (Faust)

Gilbert & Sullivan
Poor Wand’ring One (Pirates of Penzance)
None Shall Part Us (Iolanthe)
Sentry Song (Iolanthe)

Music Theatre
If I Loved You (Carousel - Rodgers and Hammerstein)
Bolero de Amor (Copacabana - Barry Manilow)
All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera - Lloyd Webber)

Artist Biographies

Caroline Sharpe lives in Leicestershire from where she works as a singer, singing teacher and vocal coach. As well as being actively engaged in teaching and coaching, she has recently completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Music with distinction at Birmingham Conservatoire, under the tuition of Margaret Field. She has sung the role of Nero in Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea and Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote in productions at Birmingham’s Crescent Theatre, and also the title role in Handel’s Alcina, and Mussetta in Puccini’s La Boheme, both for the Birmingham Conservatiore opera scenes. She regularly appears as a soloist in the Midlands area, and also enjoy ensemble singing, having sung with the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, under Jeffrey Skidmore and Paul Spicer as well as Vautor Ensemble, Cavendish Singers and the Richard Roddis Singers. She is a two-time finalist in the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize and was awarded first prize in the Mario Lanza Opera competition in 2009. She is a carillonneur and play the 47 bell Carillon at Loughborough’s War Memorial.

Stamford-born Robert-John Edwards originally trained as a pianist and composer at Middlesex University and had small choral works performed at St Martin’s-in-the-Fields church and Lincoln and Winchester Cathedrals. He later trained as a singer, attending the Birmingham Conservatoire as a postgraduate, scoring a distinction and winning the PGDip course prize in 2007. He now studies with Allan Adams in London.

Roles include Don Parmenione (L’Occasione fa il ladrò – Rossini) for Opera Minima, Benoit/Alcindoro (La Bohème - Puccini) for Co-Opera Co, Antonio/Bartolo (La Nozze di Figaro - Mozart) for Dorset Productions, Priest/Cadmus/Somnus (Semele – Händel) for Operamus, Ashmodeus (Tobias and the Angel - Dove) for Buxton Festival Opera and the professional chorus of Buxton Festival Opera, Carl Rosa Opera and Stanley Hall Opera.

Robert-John is extremely active as a teacher in Rutland where he lives with his wife, baby son and a very sprightly Labrador. He runs a male voice choir (The Belvoir Wassailers) and he is very active as a soloist both as a recitalist and with choral societies, performing many Messiahs, Creations and Crucifixions over the past few years.  Keep up to date at www.robertjohnedwards.co.uk .