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Eddie Wade



Eddie Wade in action.
Eddie Wade in La traviata, The Royal Opera © Catherine Ashmore

English baritone Eddie Wade made his Royal Opera debut in 1996 as Mandarin (Turandot) and has since returned to sing Baron Douphol in several revivals of La traviata, Indian (The Bartered Bride), Fouquier Tinville (Andrea Chénier), Julio (The Exterminating Angel) and Peter (Hansel and Gretel). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Alcindoro (La bohème).

Wade studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio. He performs regularly with the major British opera companies, engagements including Monterone (Rigoletto), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Marcello (La bohème), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), Melot (Tristan und Isolde) and Speaker (Die Zauberflöte) for Welsh National Opera, Rigoletto and Sharpless for Scottish Opera, Meria/Lepidus (Caligula) and Prince Arjuna (Satyagraha) for English National Opera, Duclou (Zazà) for Opera Holland Park, Sonora (La fanciulla del West) and Donald (Billy Budd) for Opera North, Baron Douphol for Glyndebourne Festival and Gunther (Götterdämmerung) for Longborough Festival. International appearances include Giorgio Germont (La traviata) and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for Danish National Opera, Baron Douphol for Nederlandse Reisopera and Giorgio Germont for Les Azuriales Festival.

Wade has appeared widely in concert with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.