The Non-Stop Debutant – Brian Jagde on Busy 2017, Verdi, Wagner & His Five House Debuts [OperaWire Exclusive]
January 4, 2017
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 than he ever has before.
Jagde came to prominence as a member of San Francisco’s Adler and Merola Programs before making waves at the Operalia Competition in 2012 where he received the Birgit Nilsson prize and won second place. From there, his career skyrocketed as he made auspicious debuts at major houses that included The Metropolitan Opera, the Opera de Bellas Artes, San Francisco Opera, Minnesota Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Royal Opera among many others.
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