Edith Barlow completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne and a conducting mentorship with John Hopkins O.B.E. She sang in Musical Theatre in Asia and Australia before continuing her opera and classical music studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she was the recipient of the Isabel Lucas singing prize. There she performed as Tina in the contemporary opera Flight
by Jonathan Dove, Berenice in Handelís Scipio
and Frau Flut in Nicolaiís Die Lustige Weiber von Windsor
. She also completed an intensive Italian course at the LíUniversitŗ per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy.
During her time in London Edith played many operatic roles and also recorded Schumannís Opus 29 with Graham Johnson for Hyperion.
Edith continues to study privately with the conductor and pianist Thomas Schuback, and mezzo soprano Ameral Gunson.