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

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Brian Jagde: Rasante Karriere (“Rising Career”)

In February he was heard in “Adriana Lecouvreur” alongside Angela Gheorghiu at her 25-year London stage jubilee. Now the tenor presents himself for the first time to the audiences in Washington, Stuttgart and Madrid. A conversation about his path to the international stages … — Dr. Andreas Laska, Das Opernglas In February, you were the Maurizio at […]

1 April, 2017

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Brian Jagde on flawed characters and finding his voice (Bachtrack exclusive)

American tenor Brian Jagde has just made his return to the Royal Opera singing Maurizio in Sir David McVicar’s production of Adriana Lecouvreur. Two of his key roles in his career so far have been Don José in Carmen and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, which he’s performed from Berlin to Munich, from San Francisco to Washington. MP: Don José and Pinkerton […]

23 February, 2017

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Brian Jagde sings with “tonal beauty” and “passion” in role debut as Maurizio in ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ at The Royal Opera

“When I interviewed Brian Jagde a year or two back he described himself modestly as “fresh off the boat”. On this showing we should be offering him UK nationality. The young American’s voice has grown in power and tonal beauty even in the short time that’s elapsed since he sang Pinkerton here. Already a prodigious instrument, it […]

8 February, 2017

In The Press

Brian Jagde sings with “tonal beauty” and “passion” in role debut as Maurizio in ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ at The Royal Opera

“When I interviewed Brian Jagde a year or two back he described himself modestly as “fresh off the boat”. On this showing we should be offering him UK nationality. The young American’s voice has grown in power and tonal beauty even in the short time that’s elapsed since he sang Pinkerton here. Already a prodigious instrument, it has the potential for him to become one of the great modern tenors.”

Mark Valencia – What’sOnStage

“The American tenor Brian Jagde made a terrific role debut as the hero Maurizio. He has a pliant tone, pinging accuracy, stamina, shading and an astounding ability to make the voice grow throughout a phrase. What a voice. In 2010 Jonas Kaufmann sang the role, and this month has his own residency at the Barbican. So keep your ears on Jagde.”

Fiona Maddocks – The Guardian

“… the American tenor Brian Jagde (pronounced Jade) sported a handsome presence and beefy tenor with explosive high notes that will doubtless carry him far …”

Hugh Canning – The Times

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

” In his first Radamès, tenor Brian Jagde had an impressive night, singing with firm, ringing tone in “Celeste Aida” and projecting a sense of vigor and vitality throughout the opera.”

Georgia Rowe – Opera 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

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

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