Edward Graves, a native of Oxon Hill, Md., will finish his Performer Diploma at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in May 2017 where he studies with Patricia Havranek. In February 2017, he made his tenor debut at Indiana University Opera Theater singing the role of Grimoaldo in a new production Handel’s Rodelinda conducted by Gary Wedow. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Towson University, where he studied with Aaron Sheehan, and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. Last year, he transitioned from baritone to tenor. Previous appearances with IU Opera Theater include Haly in Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly. This summer, he will be a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival, where he will sing the role of Peter and cover the role of Robbins in Porgy and Bess as well as sing the role Fred in Oklahoma!