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"Tosca’s lover, Cavaradossi, was sung by Mathew Edwardsen. His voice can also reach the remotest corner of an auditorium. Even more remarkable was the clarity of his tone, whether he is soothing Tosca’s jealous outbursts or loudly proclaiming his love for her. His acting was as easy and natural as his singing. And their duet in the third act about running away together was poignant and sweet." St. Louis Post Dispatch

UAOButt Hailed by critics for both his singing and acting, tenor Mathew Edwardsen has wowed audiences worldwide with his versatile performances of contemporary and traditional repertoire. In addition to a variety of Verdi roles, he regularly portrays such audience favorites as Don José in Carmen and B.F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.

Mathew recently had a critically acclaimed return to the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca with Union Avenue Opera and had a return concert with The Verdi Chorus in Los Angeles. Other notable achievements include recent performances of Radames in Aida with Skagit Opera in the Seattle area. It was his first opportunity with the role, after covering it in the Glimmerglass Opera/Opera Santa Barbara co-production previously. Also, his well-received debut in the title role of Otello with Sarasota Opera, a stunning international 3 Tenors Concert celebrating Albania's 100th Anniversary of Independence, his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with the California Philharmonic, and performing Gherman in Tchaikovsky's Pikovaya Dama with Union Avenue Opera.

Mathew graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois with a BFA in Musical Theater. He was an Apprentice Artist with Santa Fe Opera, and a Gerdine Young Artist with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. His numerous awards include being a triple-finalist in the Irene Dalis vocal competition, twice being runner-up in the Palm Springs Opera Guild competition, and being a Western Regional Finalist and New England District Encouragement Award winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.