James Edwards is an International Operatic Tenor based in the United Kingdom. His work encompasses opera, oratorio, recording and recitals and he works with the world's leading orchestras and conductors.
James was adopted at birth. This has inevitably had an emotional impact on him. Life has not always been easy but in one respect it has been a blessing. James is able to transfer and intensify these emotions into his operatic roles. It gives him a special insight into the emotional turmoil which makes opera the greatest of all musical forms.
Opera is special. It is more than just music and words. It is the only music form in which different and contrasting emotions can be unleashed at the same time. For James the challenge is being true to the composer. He wants to deliver what the composer really wanted in terms of emotion and pathos. His upbringing gives him a special insight.
Companies and organisations that James performs with as a soloist include The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Raymond Gubbay Productions, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Opera, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Israel Camerata, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Hallé, The Royal Choral Society and the BBC Proms.