October 31, 2014
Enjoy an archived broadcast of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly from San Francisco Opera featuring Brian Jagde as Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton, on Sunday, November 2 at 8pm PST on Classical KDFC (both online and over the air). This production boasts an incredible cast, including Patricia Racette in the title role, Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki, and Brian Mulligan as Sharpless, with Music Director Nicola Luisotti leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
September 10, 2014
Brian Jagde will make his debut (house and role) at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia next spring, as Ismaele in Verdi’s majestic work Nabucco. Mr. Jagde joins an internationally renowned cast for these performances, including Dimitri Platanias in the title role and Varduhi Abrahamyan as Fenema, with San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti leading the orchestra.
Performances take place April 30, and May 2, 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14. Tickets will be available soon at the following link.
September 9, 2014
Brian Jagde and several principal artists from San Francisco Opera’s 2014/15 season joined Maestro Nicola Luisotti and the SFOpera Orchestra for the annual ‘Opera in the Park’ concert, on September 7 in Golden Gate Park. He closed the program with what SFGate called: ‘a ripping account of “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s “Turandot.” The crowd roared its approval.’
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.