Puccini’s “Tosca”: E lucevan le stelle

Lyric tenor Brian Jagde performs Cavaradossi’s dramatic aria “E lucevan le stelle” from the third act of Tosca by Puccini live with Orchestra.


Aida, San Francisco Opera

“Tenor Brian Jagde made the most of the small role of the messenger.”

San Francisco Opera Tattler – November 2010

Maria & Draco, San Francisco Symphony

“Brian Jagde was an outstanding Draco, his first lines were excellent, as you could almost feel the desperation in his voice as he called out to Maria.”

www.Last.fm – July 2010

La Bohéme, Syracuse Opera

“…the vocalists’ talents run deep.  Rodolpho’s “Che gelida manina” was a stunning precursor to a series of beautifully rendered solos and ensembles.”

The Post Standard – Linda Loomis – October 2009

Macbeth, Grand Finale Concert, Merola Opera

“Tenor Brian Jagde riskily held forth [his] solo, as Macduff in “O figli, ofigli miei…Ah la paterno mano” from Verdi’s Macbeth.  ..Jagde will be another singer to watch.”

San Francisco Classical Voice – Jason Victor Serinus –  August 2009

La Bohéme, Merola Opera

“Brian Jagde cried out a nice “Mimi!” and used his embraces and physical affection convincingly.”

San Francisco Examiner – Cindy Warner – July 2009

“Brian Jagde’s, scream of “Mimi” pierced our heart.”

San Francisco Chronicle – Cedric Westphal – July 2009

The Merry Widow, Opera New Jersey

“…Brian Jagde, singing the lead role of Danilo, performed with John Cleese-like animation and vocal style which belied his ‘Festival Artist’ status.”

Princeton’s “Town Topics”  – Nancy Plum – July 2008


Don Giovanni, Purchase Opera

“…and Brian Jagde were a highly attractive pair of lovers as Zerlina and Masetto.  Jagde invested Masetto’s humorless jealousy with considerable charm…”

Opera News – David Noh – November 2001

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