British bass-baritone Edward Grint studied at King’s College, Cambridge as a choral scholar, and at the International Benjamin Britten Opera School at the Royal College of Music. He has become sought after particularly as a performer of the baroque repertoire and engagements this season and next include appearances with Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Early Opera Company, La Nuova Musica and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. He is a prizewinner of the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera, Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck, the London Handel Competition and won the Clermont Ferrand competition in France.

On the operatic stage, Edward’s roles include POLYPHEMUS Acis and Galatea Opera Avignon, ARCAS Iphigenie en Aulide Theater an der Wien, ADONIS Venus and Adonis, AENEAS Dido and Aeneas Innsbruck Festival, FATHER AKITA in Neige by Catherine Kontz Grand Theatre Luxembourg and TEOBALDO Faramondo by Handel Göttingen Handel Festival. At the Royal College of Music, Edward performed COUNT ALMAVIVA Le Nozze di Figaro, SPLENDIANO Djamileh, MR DELANCEY Aqualung (World Premiere), as well as GARIBALDO Rodelinda, TIRENIO Il Pastor Fido and ISACIO Riccardo Primo London Handel Festival. Other roles performed include COLONEL Patience Musée D’Orsay, Paris, HOBSON Peter Grimes, MOTHER Die Sieben Tödsunden Cuenca Festival, THOAS Iphigenie en Tauride Euphonia, ZARETSKY Eugene Onegin Ryedale Festival, GUGLIELMO Cosi fan tutte for the Rye Festival, ACHILLA Giulio Cesare in Amsterdam and POLYPHEMUS Acis and Galatea with Laurence Cummings in London.

In concert Edward has performed with many of the UK’s leading ensembles. Highlights include Bach and Kuhnau Cantatas with The King’s Consort Wigmore Hall, Bach St. Matthew Passion London Handel Festival and The King’s Consort, St. John Passion St. Paul’s Cathedral with the London Mozart Players, Magnificat with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment Valletta Baroque Festival, Bach Coffee Cantata with Laurence Cummings Haydn’s Creation, Handel Israel in Egypt King’s College Cambridge, Messiah (City of London Sinfonia, and Birmingham with Ex Cathedra), Handel Dixit Dominus in Cambridge, Brahms Requiem Cadogan Hall, Verdi Requiem West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, Britten War Requiem Huddersfield Town Hall, Elgar Dream of Gerontius Ely Cathedral and Cadogan Hall, and Vaughan Williams Sea SymphonyNational Festival Orchestra. Other appearances include Missa Solemnis at the Three Choirs festival, POLYPHEMUS Acis and Galatea under Damien Guillon (Clermont Ferrand, Avignon and Rennes) and Arvo Pärt’s Passio in King’s Place, London and GELONE Orontea with David Bates and La Nuova Musica.

Recent engagements include POLIFEMO in Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo at the Wigmore Hall with the London Handel Festival, St John Passion and Dixit Dominus with Les Musiciens du Louvre, The Creation with the Royal Choral Society, Haydn Schöpfungsmesse with the City of London Choir, Brahms Requiem at St Alban’s Cathedral, Mass in B Minor with the Gabrieli consort, Handel Chandos Anthems at the Halle Händel-Festspiele , Christmas Oratorio, Messiah and Venus and Adonis with the Dunedin Consort, and Handel Dixit Dominus with Les Musiciens du Louvre. Edward also appeared in Mozart Mass in C Minor at the Salzburg Festival (Norrington), Acis & Galatea with Banquet Celeste, SORCERESS/SPIRITDido and Aeneas with the LPO (Norrington), Mass in B Minor with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Engagements in 2019/2020 include concerts with Les Arts Florissants on tour in their Madrigal concerts, Acis & Galatea and Acteon with the Early Opera Company, Messiah with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and with The Hanover Band, a programme of Baroque music at the Wigmore Hall for La Nuova Musica, Missa Solemnis with the Oxford Bach Choir, St John Passion with Les Musiciens du Louvre in Gdansk and Aix-en-Provence and JUPITER Castor et Pollux for the Early Opera Company at the Opéra de Tours.

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