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Brian Jagde sings "Ma se m'e forza perderti" from Ballo

Brian Jagde sings "Ma se m'e forza perderti" from Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera. Recorded at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco on November 30, 2012.

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‘Madame Butterfly’ on KDFC – Sunday, November 2 at 8pm PST

Enjoy an archived broadcast of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly from San Francisco Opera featuring Brian Jagde as Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton, on Sunday, November 2 at 8pm PST on Classical KDFC (both online and over the air). This production boasts an incredible cast, including Patricia Racette in the title role, Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki, and Brian Mulligan as Sharpless, with Music Director […]

31 October, 2014

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Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’ in Valencia, Spain

Brian Jagde will make his debut (house and role) at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia next spring, as Ismaele in Verdi’s majestic work Nabucco. Mr. Jagde joins an internationally renowned cast for these performances, including Dimitri Platanias in the title role and Varduhi Abrahamyan as Fenema, with San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola […]

10 September, 2014

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‘Opera in the Park’ in San Francisco

Brian Jagde and several principal artists from San Francisco Opera’s 2014/15 season joined Maestro Nicola Luisotti and the SFOpera Orchestra for the annual ‘Opera in the Park’ concert, on September 7 in Golden Gate Park. He closed the program with what SFGate called: ‘a ripping account of “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s “Turandot.” The crowd roared its […]

9 September, 2014

In The Press

“Nessun dorma” at ‘Opera in the Park’

‘and tenor Brian Jagde . . . delivered a ripping account of “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s “Turandot.” The crowd roared its approval.’ SFGate – Joshua Kosman – 9/7/2014

 

 

Madama Butterfly, San Francisco Opera

“Jagde has emerged as first rate Puccini tenor, possessing the spinto weight expected of Pinkerton or a Cavaradossi as well as the lyrical beauty to do justice to Puccini’s richly melodic score.”
operawarhorses.com – 6/16/14

“Tenor Brian Jagde is simply a dream come true as “Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton”. His character, of course, is the ultimate cad, the definition of the Ugly American. But for the trusting Butterfly – who gives up family, social acceptance and sheds her religious convictions for the god of her husband – Jagde is the ideal package. His full lyric tenor stems from his training with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program and Adler Fellows.”
Examiner.com – Sean Martinfield – 6/19/14

Arabella, The Metropolitan Opera

“ … Brian Jagde brandished a big, muscular tenor as Elemer, most attractive of Arabella’s beaux.”
Observer.com – James Jorden – 4/8/2014

” … Brian Jagde is volubly enthusiastic as Elemer, one of Arabella’s young admirers, in his first performance here.”
HuffingtonPost.com – Wilborn Hampton – 4/4/2014

“Mr. Brian Jagde who portrayed Count Elemer was pleasing to both the eyes and the ears…”
Parterre.com – 4/4/2014

“Brian Jagde had a more finessed tenor as Count Elemer, especially in his mid-voice”
Latinos Post – David Salazar – 4/14/14

“A special mention has to be made to tenor Brian Jagde, who sang Count Elemer. He immediately stood out from the trio of Arabella’s suitors thanks to his handsome stage presence and, most of all, of his gorgeous voice. He has trumpet-like, ringing high notes that reverberated in the auditorium.”
OperaClick.com – Ingrid Haas – 4/7/14

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VIDEO: Tosca Act 1 Cavaradossi’s Aria

Soon the dashing painter Cavaradossi enters to work on his portrait of Mary Magdalene based on a likeness of Angelotti's sister, the Marchesa Attavanti. Cavaradossi compares her fair beauty to that of his darker lover, the charismatic diva Floria Tosca ("Recondita armonia"). More videos