June 17, 2014
Following a top prize win at the 2014 Loren L. Zachary competition and a series of critically lauded performances as Lt. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at San Francisco Opera, Brian Jagde launches the 2014/15 season with a return to San Francisco, to sing Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca (October 23 & 26 and November 1, 4 & 8).
Mr. Jagde will make his house debut at Covent Garden this season, as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, with a spectacular cast including Kristine Opolais as Cio-Cio-San and Gabriele Vivani as Sharpless. Nicola Luisotti, Music Director of the San Francisco Opera, leads the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House for these performances (March 20, 23, 28 & 31 and April 4 & 9). Jagde will also debut at Portland Opera, as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen (February 6, 8, 10, 12 & 14).
Brian Jagde sings the role of Narraboth in Strauss’ Salome at Opera San Antonio (January 8 & 11) and Santa Fe Opera (July 18, 22 & 31 and August 6, 11, 18 & 27). Mr. Jagde will present a recital on February 18 at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA.
April 24, 2014
A live National Broadcast will air of The Metropolitan Opera’s Arabella this Thursday at 7:25PM ET, featuring Brian Jagde as Count Elemer. Click here for more information and to stream this production live!
April 18, 2014
The live national broadcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s Arabella will air this Saturday, 4/19 at 12pm ET, featuring Brian Jagde as Count Elemer. Click here to enjoy a live web stream of this production. Arabella will also be on the air on 4/19 via classical radio stations nationwide.
April 3, 2014
Brian Jagde makes his house debut at The Metropolitan Opera on Thursday, April 3 as Count Elemer in the Otto Schenk production of Richard Strauss’ Arabella. Mr. Jagde previously performed the role to rave reviews in 2012 at Santa Fe Opera, and sang the role of Matteo in Arabella at Minnesota Opera in 2013. Additional performances take place on April 7, 11, 16, 19 and 24.
December 15, 2013
This season, Mr. Jagde debuts at the Metropolitan Opera as Count Elemer in Arabella, at Opéra de Limoges as Don José in Carmen and at the Opera San Antonio in Dvořák’s Rusalka. He also returns to San Francisco Opera as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, reprises the role of Cavaradossi in Tosca and joins the Orlando Philharmonic as Alfredo in La traviata.
December 10, 2013
Brian Jagde will reprise one of his signature roles as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen at Opéra de Limoges in January. Performances will be held on January 1, 3, 5, and 7 and will feature staging by Frédéric Roels and musical direction by Robert Tuohy. Mr. Jagde’s cast members include Annalisa Stroppa, Renaud Delaigue, Karen Vourc’h, Thomas Dear, Eduarda Melo, and Magakli Paliès. Mr. Jagde previously sung the role of Don José at the Fresno Grand Opera and the San Francisco Opera.
November 7, 2013
Brian Jagde returns to the Minnesota Opera to debut the role of Matteo in a production of Richard Strauss’ Arabella that can be seen on November 9, 12, 14, 16 and 17, 2013. The cast includes Jacquelyn Wagner as Arabella, Elizabeth Futral as Zdenka, Dale Travis as Count Waldner, Victoria Vargas as Adelaide, Craig Irvin as Mandryka, John Robert Lindsey as Count Elmer, Matthew Opitz as Count Dominik, Christian Zaremba as Count Lamoral, Jamie-Rose Guarrine as The Fiakermilli, and Shannon Prickett as a fortuneteller. The orchestra will be led by Michael Christie and the production is directed by Tim Albery. This is Mr. Jagde’s second time at the Minnesota Opera. He previously sang Madama Butterfly in the winter of 2012.
January 5, 2013
In March 2013, Brian will make his debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in their production of Tosca, alongside Adrianne Pieczonka. Donald Runnicles will direct them in the Götz Friedrich 1987 reappraisal of Boleslaw Barlog’s interpretation of 1969, designed by Filippo Sanjust. More info
November 16, 2012
Lisa Mandelstein of Katherine Delmar Burke School is the winner of the video contest on Facebook! Ms. Mandelstein will attend Tosca at San Francisco Opera and enjoy dinner before the show at Jardinière on November 24. Ms. Mandelstein was nominated by her student Mimi Sharon, whose video captured Brian’s heart (http://vimeo.com/51691875#). Additional nominees included Jerry Pannone from Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, and Kevin Fox from Pacific Boychoir Academy.
September 17, 2012
The summer of 2012 has been a very exciting one for rising young tenor Brian Jadge. After being called in on very short notice to replace the previous Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Santa Fe Opera, Mr. Jagde confidently stepped up to the challenge and has enjoyed tremendous success with each of his performances. His 12/13 season will undoubtedly see even more success with several exciting debuts and engagements including Tosca at the San Francisco Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rodolfo in La Bohéme with Lorin Maazel and the Munich Philharmonic, and the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffman at the NCPA in Beijing, all while finishing up his final year as an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera. His visit to Beijing will be his second one this year – he recently appeared there in the 2012 Operalia competition where he won second prize and the special Birgit Nilsson prize for his highly praised interpretations of Wagner-Strauss repertoire. With each performance, Mr. Jagde is proving that he is one of the most exciting new lyric tenors on the scene today.