Ed studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the Elena Gerhardt Lieder and Marjorie Thomas Song Prizes and was supported by Sybil Tutton Opera Awards and the International Opera Awards Foundation.
Ed has a particular interest in modern opera with recent and forthcoming performances including creating the title role in Luke Styles Macbeth for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, Algernon Montcrief in Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest for Novel Opéra Fribourg and Theatre l’Equilibre in Paris (see https://operavision.eu/en), Avenant in Philip Glass’ La Belle et Le Bête for Theater Koblenz, cover Nick Shadow for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, cover Priest/Judge of the Dead in Harrison Birtwistle The Mask of Orpheus for English National Opera, Truffaldino in Jonathan Dove’s The Little Green Swallow for British Youth Opera, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia for Royal Academy Opera, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shadwell Opera and the title role in the children's opera Shackleton's Cat by Russell Hepplewhite for English Touring Opera. He has also worked closely with the Jerwood Opera Writing Programme at Snape Maltings, most recently on the development of Joel Rust’s The Conifers, Jesse Jones The Raft and Robert Allan Reid’s Bermondsey, 1983.
Equally at home in the classical and romantic repertoire, Ed has appeared as the title role in the baritone version of Massenet’s Werther for English Touring Opera, Pandolfe in Massenet’s Cendrillon for Theater Freiburg and Royal Academy Opera, Marco in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, cover Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for English Touring Opera and as a soloist in Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music in the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski. As a recitalist, he was a Finalist in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and made his debut at the Wigmore Hall with the acclaimed Academy Song Circle.
A Finalist in the London Handel Singing Competition, he also pursues a keen interest in baroque repertoire, with recent and upcoming engagements including recitals of Handel’s Italian Cantatas with Sounds Baroque and the London Handel Festival, Handel's Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral, King’s Place and the Royal Albert Hall, Monteverdi Vespers in St Martin-in-the-Fields and Bach Cantatas BWV 8, 32, 61, 62, 100, 157 and 201 as part of the Kohn Foundation/Royal Academy of Music Bach Cantata Series.
Born in London, Ed began singing at the Temple Church and was as a choral scholar in Clare College Choir and King’s College Choir in Cambridge, where he read History. He was a featured soloist on the 2009 BBC Television Broadcast of ‘Carols from King’s’.