In March 2013, Brian will make his debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in their production of Tosca, alongside Adrianne Pieczonka.
5 January, 2013
Lisa Mandelstein of Katherine Delmar Burke School is the winner of the video contest on Facebook! Ms. Mandelstein will attend Tosca at San Francisco Opera and enjoy dinner before the show at Jardinière on November 24. Ms. Mandelstein was nominated by her student Mimi Sharon, whose video captured Brian’s heart (http://vimeo.com/51691875#). Additional nominees included Jerry [...]
16 November, 2012
The summer of 2012 has been a very exciting one for rising young tenor Brian Jadge.
17 September, 2012
“Racette’s Cavaradossi, Brian Jagde, took top honors among the alternating casts. The artist’s large, well-placed tenor sounded supple in “Recondita armonia,” virile in “Vittoria!” and tender in “E lucevan le stelle.”
Georgia Rowe – Opera News - Feb 13
Tenor Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi) strode onstage with the ease and assurance of a seasoned pro. From his first phrase, filled with power and conviction, it was clear that this was going to be a very, very different night.
Jagde has done his Divo homework. His rapturous opening love song, “Recondita armonia” (Oh hidden harmony) was not only ardent and filled with feeling, but also climaxed with a burnished high B-flat that grew in power and intensity until he felt assured that it had made its mark. Jagde then followed up with a final “sei tu” intentionally overstretched to elicit cheers.
Jagde, a Cavaradossi who clearly delights in his beloved’s show of jealousy, smiled, approached from behind as she played pious before the statue of the Madonna, and lifted her head covering with the seductive joy of someone who has lifted far more in the recent past. And then, with voices far stronger than we heard the night before, the two went for it… She certainly knows how to play a role for all its worth. Nor is Jagde anywhere the slouch. Mixing vocal passion with a host of gestures unseen the night before, this duo guarantees delight… Jagde’s interplay with Tosca was delightful and affecting. – San Francisco Jason Victor Serenius – San Francisco Classical Voice - 11/17
“That leaves the promising young American tenor Brian Jagde to walk away with the vocal and dramatic gold as an uncommonly ardent Cavaradossi, nailing his arias with robust vocalism.”
John von Rhein, “Chicago Tribune” August 3, 2012
“A late replacement as Cavaradossi, Brian Jagde has a truly heroic, and handsome tenor, but he shades it down to velvety pianissimos.”
Scott Cantrell, “Dallas Morning News” July 2012
“American tenor Brian Jagde, who came into the production quite late, sang Tosca’s lover Cavaradossi with such incisive sound… Jagde clearly loved showing off his bright, bronze-strong high notes, and it was nice to hear such healthy, confident vocalism.”
Craig Smith, “Santa Fe.com” July 6, 2012
Brian Jagde sang Count Elemer with strength.
“Opera Tattler” July 29, 2012
“Brian Jagde, who impressed greatly as a last minute replacement in the role of Cavaradossi in Tosca, was equally impressive as the rejected suitor, Count Elemer in Arabella.”
Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, “TheaterJones.com” August 2, 2012
“…particular potency came from tenor Brian Jagde as Count Elemer.”
Jim Keller, “The New Mexican” July 29, 2012
“Brian Jagde, a divine tenor voice.”
Christie Connolley, “The UpTempo Magazine” August 27, 2012
“Jagde sang with a big, ringing tone and dramatic conviction…”
Sarah Bryan Miller, “St. Louis Post-Dispatch” August 12, 2012
“The tenor, Brian Jagde, was quite good, if not quite stunning.”
“Odious and Peculiar Blog” August 12, 2012
“Brian Jagde made a good impression with his stentorian top notes and over-the-top take on Count Elemer.”
James Sohrem “Opera Today” September 27 2012