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Brian Jagde - Cavaradossi, Lianna Haroutounian - Tosca, Mark Delavan - Scarpia

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Critical acclaim for debut at Bayerische Staatsoper in ‘Carmen’

“Great respect! Most convincingly, his portrayal of Don José in the final act was a completely depressed man tormented by hopeless despair.” {Großer Respekt! Am überzeugendsten war seine Gestaltung des Don José in der Endphase als völlig niedergeschlagener, von auswegloser Verzweiflung gepeinigter Mann.} Martina Bogner – Online Merker

14 January, 2017

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The Non-Stop Debutant – Brian Jagde on Busy 2017, Verdi, Wagner & His Five House Debuts [OperaWire Exclusive]

30 performances. Seven cities. Five house debuts and two role debuts. That is what tenor Brian Jagde faces in 2017. The first half of 2017 that is. The tenor, who has been growing in prominence over the last few years, is slated for a monstrous calendar year that will see him make more house debuts […]

4 January, 2017

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Debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper in ‘Carmen’

Brian Jagde stars as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen in his highly anticipated house debut at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper. He sings the role on January 7, 10 & 13 with Kate Aldrich as Carmen, Vitaliy Bilyy as Escamillo, and Golda Schultz is Micaëla. Lina Wertmüller directs the revival of this ever-popular production, with Karel Mark Chichon leading the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. Please note that […]

30 December, 2016

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Critical acclaim for debut at Bayerische Staatsoper in ‘Carmen’

“Great respect! Most convincingly, his portrayal of Don José in the final act was a completely depressed man tormented by hopeless despair.”

{Großer Respekt! Am überzeugendsten war seine Gestaltung des Don José in der Endphase als völlig niedergeschlagener, von auswegloser Verzweiflung gepeinigter Mann.}

Martina Bogner – Online Merker

Brian Jagde is “impressive” and “ardent” in role debut as Radamès in new ‘Aida’ at San Francisco Opera

Brian Jagde, also making an impressive role debut, was her Radames. The tenor sounded firm and muscular in the Act I aria, “Celeste Aida,” and his performance grew increasingly ardent and expressive as the evening progressed.”

Georgia Rowe – The Mercury News

“… the delicately spun lyricism of tenor Brian Jagde as Radames — his “Celeste Aida” aria had the necessary heft …”

Richard Bammer – The Reporter

“Tenor Brian Jagde (in his role debut, as is Crocetto), was fine as the military hero who saves Egypt but unwittingly betrays his country when he reveals military secrets to his beloved Aida. His clear, supple voice made was favorable from the get-go with the Act 1 signature aria “Celeste Aida.”

James Ambroff-Tahan – San Francisco Examiner

Jagde fulfilled the role’s dual demand for both lyrical and heroic voices, showing promise for a future heldentenor career.”

Janos Gereben – Classical Voice North America

Brian Jagde sings Pinkerton in new ‘Madama Butterfly’ at the Teatro Massimo with “unsurpassed musicality”

The surprise of the evening was Brian Jagde as Pinkerton. The American tenor, a winner at Operalia 2012, had a great impact with his powerfully articulated, very high-pitched voice, his temperament and his youthful approach. We can look forward to upcoming performances in our broadcasts.”

{Die Überraschung des Abends war aber Brian Jagde als Pinkerton. Der amerikanische Tenor, Gewinner der Operalia 2012, hatte mit seiner kraftvoll attackierenden, sehr höhensicheren Stimme, seinem Temperament und mit jugendlichem Draufgängertum großen Eindruck hinterlassen. Man darf auf baldige Auftritte in unseren Breiten gespannt sein.}

Johannes Marksteiner – Online Merker

Pinkerton is Brian Jagde, a good-looking American tenor with vigorous vocal prowess, secure in the love duet but even more overwhelming in the farewell aria, which highlights the ringing of his seductive timbre.”

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VIDEO: ‘Carmen’ – Teatro San Carlo Opening Night (2015): “C’est toi?” – “C’est moi!” (Act IV finale)

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