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Tosca 2014-15 [Highlights]

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

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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 […]

7 November, 2016

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Opera News Noteworthy & Now Feature (Nov. 2016 Issue)

“Tenor Brian Jagde is in San Francisco this month for a new staging of Aida, in which he makes his role debut as Radamès—the first of a number of role debuts this season, including Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, in Feb. and Mar. at Covent Garden, and Das Rheingold’s Froh in June, in his first appearances […]

1 November, 2016

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Role debut as Radamès in new production of ‘Aida’ at San Francisco Opera

Brian Jagde makes his highly anticipated debut as Radamès in Verdi’s Aida, this season at the San Francisco Opera. The new staging, directed by Francesca Zambello with artistic designs by RETNA, also highlights the debut of soprano Leah Crocetto in the title role. Ekaterina Semenchuk sings Amneris, George Gagnidze is Amonasro, and Ray Aceto is Ramfis for […]

1 November, 2016

In The Press

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, winner of the 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.”

David Gockley Gala

“. . . tenor Brian Jagde, who sang a robust “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot.”
James Roy MacBean – Berkeley Daily Planet

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