Role Research

Eddie Wade’s Research Material page.

Listed on this page are all the research materials and scores that Eddie has used during the learning of his roles. If an item is available to view or buy online then a link will be provided. Hope it’s of some use…

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Rigoletto - Scottish Opera

Le Roi s’amuse – Victor Hugo (Translation by Frederick S Slous). Available from Amazon here: Le Roi S’Amuse: A Tragedy (1877)

The Worlds of Rigoletto, Verdi’s development of the title role in Rigoletto – a fascinating and absorbing look into Verdi’s musical and dramatic development of the tortured court jester, by Mark Walters. Available from Amazon here: The Worlds of Rigoletto: Verdi’‘s Development of the Title Role in Rigoletto

Not forgetting the vocal score: The Works of Giuseppe Verdi: the Piano-Vocal Scores: Rigoletto: Melodramma in Three Acts by Francesco Maria Piave


Manon – Royal Opera House

Manon Lescaut – Abbé Prévost (Translation by Leonard Tancock).
Available from Amazon here: Manon Lescaut (Penguin Classics)

Vocal Score – avaliable from Amazon here: Jules Massenet Manon (Vocal Score) Opera


L’Assedio di Calais – English Touring Opera

Stalingrad – Anthony Beevor
Available from Amazon here: Stalingrad


La Traviata – Royal Opera / Glyndebourne

Alexandra Dumas fils – La Dame aux Camélias
Available from Amazon here:: La Dame aux Camélias (Oxford World’s Classics)

The Girl Who Loved Camelias – The life and legend of Marie Duplessis by Julia Kavanagh
Available from Amazon here: [(Girl Who Loved Camelias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis)] [Author: Julie Kavanagh] published on (August, 2014)

Nana – Émile Zola
Available from Amazon here: Nana (Oxford World’s Classics)

Vocal Score: La Traviata: Vocal Score


La Fanciulla del West – Opera North

Girl of the Golden West – David Belasco
Available from Amazon here: The Girl of the Golden West Novelized from the Play (Classic Reprint)

Puccini and the Girl: History and Reception of The Girl of the Golden West
Available from Amazon here: Puccini and the Girl: History and Reception of The Girl of the Golden West

Vocal Score: La Fanciulla del West: Vocal Score

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