Eddie Wade – baryton

Eddie Wade - baryton
Eddie Wade – Photo: Eric Richmond

Eddie Wade – baryton

Eddie Wade studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He won First Prize and the Verdi/Wagner Prize at the National Mozart Competition in 1996 and was a bursary winner at the inaugural Madeleine Finden Memorial Competition in 1997. After making his Royal Opera, Covent Garden debut in 1996 as the MandarinTurandot Eddie furthered his training at the National Opera Studio, sponsored by The Royal Opera and the Sybil Tutton Trust.

Eddie has sung with The Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera. He has worked with many leading conductors, including Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Esa Pekka Salonen, Sir Antonio Pappano, Maurizio Benini, Mark Wigglesworth, Carlo Rizzi, Philippe Auguin, Andris Nelsons and Jakub Hrůša.

Recent performances include SonoraLa Fanciulla del West for Opera North, Baron DoupholLa Traviata for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Fouquier-TinvilleAndrea Chénier for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Prince ArjunaSatyagraha and Mereia/LepidusCaligula for English National Opera and GuntherGötterdämmerung for Longborough Festival Opera,

Other notable roles include RigolettoRigoletto for Scottish Opera. SpeakerThe Magic Flute, Conte AlmavivaLe nozze di Figaro, ForemanJenufa, PeterHansel and Gretel, MarcelloLa Boheme, Baron DoupholLa Traviata and MelotTristan und Isolde for Welsh National Opera. SharplessMadama Butterfly for Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera. EustachioL’Assedio di Calais for English Touring Opera and Baron DoupholLa Traviata, the MandarinTurandot and IndianBartered Bride for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

Eddie has toured France & Switzerland singing Giorgio GermontLa Traviata, ScarpiaTosca and RigolettoRigoletto with Diva Opera and he sang the Executioner in the European premiere of James Macmillan’s Inés de Castro for Scottish Opera in Portugal during Porto’s year as European Capital of Culture.

Eddie’s concert performances are many and varied and highlights include: Andrei ShchelkalovBoris Godunov with the Phiharmonia Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall, Second ApprenticeWozzeck in a US tour with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Kommissarius/NotaryDer Rosenkavalier for The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The Verdi and Brahms’ Requiems, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Handel’s Messiah and Dvorak’s Te Deum. He has sung with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and for Raymond Gubbay Ltd at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican Arts Centre, most recently in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. He has sung Mendelssohn’s Elijah many times, including tours to France and Belgium, Oxford and Wells Cathedral.

Engagements this season and beyond include Sharpless Madama Butterfly for Den Jyske Opera, Denmark and further work with Opera North; details to be announced shortly.

Aktuella och kommande engagemang

 Jun 16  Macbeth Macbeth Iford Arts C: O Gooch; D: Ravella
 Feb 16  Madama Butterfly Sharpless it Den Jyske Opera, Aarhus C: Kluxen; D: Stephen Barlow




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