Edward Washington II, Tenor

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Roles: Cephus and Andy
Event: Treemonisha

American tenor Edward Washington II was born in Oxford, England raised in Saudi Arabia, and is currently based in New York City.  Mr. Washington was selected for intensive vocal study and master classes with Marquita Lister, Kevin Short, Kenneth Kamal Scott, William Mateuzzi, John Aler and Angela Brown.  He is a former Orlando Opera Affiliate Artist, and former artist with Florida Opera Theatre, Lighthouse Opera, Opera Fortunato, Central Florida Lyric Opera, and New York City Opera.  

Edward has been a featured soloist with the United States Air Force Band, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, Orchestra Amadeus, Morgan State University Choir, and the American Spiritual Ensemble.  Early this year he was featured as a soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Mr. Washington was a staff singer for numerous prestigious Churches and Cathedrals, in Florida, Baltimore, Washington D.C and New York.  Edward will be singing with the Metropolitan Opera this Fall. 

Edward Washington II was formerly the Music and Education director of the “Negro Spiritual” Scholarship Foundation and is still a proud ambassador for the foundation.  He is also a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.