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Since his professional debut with The Utah Festival Opera in 2017, tenor Edward Brennan has actively performed with companies like Opera MODO in Detroit, Michigan and The Cedar Rapids Opera Theater in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 2021 Edward made his role debut as Don José with Charleston Opera Theater. Edward has been a finalist in competitions across the country including the Michael Ballam International Opera Competition, the Sinfonietta Bel Canto Voice Competition, as well as the Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition sponsored by the Holland Chorale. He has had the pleasure of performing with orchestras including The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, Sinfonietta bel Canto, The Danville Symphony Orchestra, and the Blackburn College Orchestra and Chorale.
Edward is a proud graduate of The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign; while a student at U of I, he was an active member in the Lyric Theater @ Illinois program. Making appearances in most productions over his years there, the most memorable may be his portrayal of Danilo in The Merry Widow, or Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods. In 2018 Edward returned to Champaign to perform as a soloist with the Sinfonia de Camera.
In 2019 Edward joined The Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. A training program that specializes in the cultivation of dramatic voices from around the world. He is originally from New Lenox, Illinois and currently resides in Charleston, SC where he is the Director of Operations for Charleston Opera Theater.
Charleston Opera Theater
In addition to an active singing schedule, Edward also serves as the Director of Operations for Charleston Opera Theater. A 501(c)(3) opera company founded in 2020 with a mission to bring opera of the highest quality to the community of Charelston, South Carolina. Find more information and how to support by clicking the logo below.