Mathilda Edge

  • Assistant Professor of Voice

Areas of Study


• BS, Illinois College, 2011
• MM, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2014


Lyric dramatic soprano Mathilda Edge, a performer with Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2019, joined the Oberlin Conservatory faculty in 2022.

In her first season with Lyric, Edge sang the role of Berta in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia—a performance The Chicago Tribune hailed as a “vocal tour de force.” Also that season, she sang an aria from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Grant Park Music Festival, which The Tribune praised for her "palpable charisma and bell-like vocal clarity."

Edge's 2021-22 Lyric season included the roles of Lady in Waiting in Verdi's Macbeth and First Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. The previous season, cut short by pandemic, was slated to include a turn as Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro as well as a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis.

Edge was a top finisher in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition, Washington International Competition for Voice, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award Competition, among many other honors. She has sung in concert with the City Choir of Washington and New Dominion Chorale, both in Washington, D.C.; the Bel Canto Chorus in Milwaukee; and with choirs at Indiana University, Indiana State University, Illinois College, and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Prior to joining Lyric Opera, Edge was a professor of voice at the University of Northern Colorado and a voice instructor at Indiana State University. She taught and performed at the 2019 Manchester Music Festival in Vermont and served as a Santa Fe Opera Young Artist in 2018.

Her principal teachers have included Julia Faulkner, Brian Horne, and Addie Gramelspacher.


Oberlin Opera Theater Presents "Candide" March 9-12

March 1, 2023

“ Candide is one of Leonard Bernstein's finer works. It’s a piece that transmits both hope and irony, and shows us the remarkable strength of the human spirit. It is a piece that is more of a musical than an opera, and it’s brought to life by our remarkable cast and production staff,” says director Jonathon Field.