American tenor Brian Jagde has quickly emerged as one of the most engaging and exciting artists of his generation.

Brian Jagde launches his 2018/19 season with a return to the San Francisco Opera as Cavaradossi in a new production of Puccini's Tosca. He then travels to London's Royal Opera House, starring as Don José in Bizet's Carmen, and sings Calaf in a new production of Puccini's Turandot at Palermo's Teatro Massimo. In 2019, Jagde embarks on a series of greatly anticipated house and role debuts. He will sing Turiddu in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Luigi in Puccini's Il tabarro, in concert with the Dresdner Philharmonie, captured for a future album release. Jagde then sings his first Enzo Grimaldi in Ponchielli's La Gioconda at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and makes his premiere appearance with the Opéra national de Paris, debuting as Don Alvaro in Verdi's epic La forza del Destino at the Opéra Bastille.

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“Sous le signe du destin”

Brian Jagde made his debut at the Paris Opera and performed for the first time the role of Don Alvaro in Giuseppe Verdi's La Forza del destino. A double challenge for the American tenor, whose season has been rich in new productions and role-playing. Between political conflicts and the fight against fatality, he evokes his relationship to the work and to this complex character.


‘La Forza del destino’ – Opéra national de Paris

Brian Jagde, for his debut at the Paris Opera, portrays a tenebrous Don Alvaro, with a rich and shining timbre like the blade of his sword ... the spectators present salute the work of the artists, and in particular the central couple, the diva Anja Harteros, and the revelation Brian Jagde.


Artist Of The Week: Brian Jagde

Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” is one of the most difficult operas in the repertoire ... This week, the work returns to the Opéra de Paris with an strong cast and perhaps one of the most exciting tenors singing today, Brian Jagde.


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