biography

Edward Mout is a tenor who has been praised for his entertaining stage presence and his “mellifluously youthful tenor”. Since 2011 he has been a member of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Hannover, where he has performed numerous roles including Beppe/I pagliacci, Shabby Peasant/Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Pedrillo/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mime/Das Rheingold, Steuermann/Der fliegende Holländer, Fourth Jew/Salome and Cavaliere Belfiore/Il viaggio a Reims. In 2015 he worked with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and performed Bob Boles in Peter Grimes with Opéra de Nice. In the 2016, he made his role and house debut with Staatstheater Nürnberg as Skuratov in Z mrtvého domu (From the House of the Dead) by Janacek.  His roles in Hannover in the 2018/19 season include Flute/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Goro/Madame Butterfly,  Sir Andrew Aguecheek/Was ihr wollt, and Guidobald/Die Gezeichneten .

In 2011, Edward performed the Four Servants in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd with the Wolftrap Opera Company and he returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago as Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos and Simpleton in Boris Godunov. In the 2010-2011 season, Edward made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Postiglione in La fanciulla del west.  Edward is an alumnus of the prestigious Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center where in the 2007-2008 season he was seen in productions of La Boheme and La Traviata and stepped in for Count Almaviva for one performance of Il barbiere di Siviglia as well as performing the role in student matinee performances.  For the 2008-09 season, he was seen in Manon, performed Shepherd in Tristan und Isolde, and played Beppe in student matinees of I Pagliacci.  Edward was engaged as a Resident Artist with the Minnesota Opera from 2005-2007, where he performed Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.  He has also been an apprentice artist with various summer opera festivals, including Central City Opera, where he returned as Orpheus for the 2010 production of Orpheus in the Underworld.  

 

Edward can also be found on the concert stage, making his European concert debut in Stravisky’s Les Noces in 2012.  He expanded his experience in Germany in 2013 with a performance of Handel’s Messiah with Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, and his role debut as Evangelist/Tenor Soloist in Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with Kantorei Herrenhausen.  He has previously performed in the United States with the Peoria Symphony (Beethoven Symphony IX), San Diego Chamber Singers (Carmina Burana), and Northwest Symphony (Tony/excerpts from West Side Story), and also in Costa Rica with the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica in Bach’s B-Minor Mass under the baton of John Nelson.  His work in 2015 included Mendelssohn’s Paulus with the Nürnberger Bach-Orchester and Jonathan Dove’s oratorio There was a Child with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus in San Diego.

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