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 Nouvel Opéra Fribourg and Theatre l’Equilibre in Paris (currently available on OperaVision), Avenant in Philip Glass’ Die Schöne und Das Biest 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, Ernest Shackleton in Shackleton's Cat by Russell Hepplewhite for English Touring Opera, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia for Royal Academy Opera and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shadwell 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 and cover Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for English Touring Opera. 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.
On the concert platform, his recent and upcoming performances include Tippett's A Child of Our Time with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Handel Israel in Egypt in the Herrenhausen Palace in Hannover with Capella St Crucis and La Festa Musicale, Italian Cantatas with Sounds Baroque and with the London Handel Festival, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music in the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral with St Paul's Cathedral Choir and in the Royal Albert Hall with Concerts from Scratch, 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 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’.