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“Best of 2016” Mentions

January 1, 2017

“Palm Beach Opera Ariadne auf Naxos – Top Ten Performances of 2016: A musically idiomatic and theatrically adroit staging of Strauss’ blend of vaudeville and Grecian tragedy filled the Kravis Center stage in March. Daniel Witzke’s witty stage direction and Andreas Delfs’ masterful conducting formed a strong underpinning for the thrilling vocalism of Wendy Bryn Harmer in the title role and Brian Jagde as Bacchus.” (South Florida Classical Review)

“Outstanding performance (couples skate): Irene Roberts as Carmen and Brian Jagde as Don José in Carmen. This couple really sizzled.” (Sly Wit 2016 Figaro Awards)

“Big Musical Moments … Tenor Brian Jagde was a full-voiced Radames.” (Edge Media Network)

“Brian Jagde has a huge voice, summoning a lot of Vickers/Kaufman, baritonal and throaty tone in the Tomb Scene.” (jumping clapping man)