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

Heralded internationally as an artist with “a remarkable future” (Opera World), American tenor Brian Jagde brings his dynamic vocalism and captivating stage presence to several of opera’s most iconic roles in the 2019/20 season.
In September, he makes his first appearance at the Dutch National Opera as Turiddu in a new Robert Carsen production of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana. He returns to San Francisco Opera for his fifth role debut of 2019, singing Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. He reprises the role in a return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin in December. Jagde starts the new year in Chicago, singing Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, followed by his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in a signature role, Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca. In April, he makes his greatly anticipated return to The Metropolitan Opera Stage to sing Cavaradossi . The summer continues with a return to Amsterdam to sing the Prince in a new production of Dvořák’s Rusalka. Following these performances, he travels to London for his fourth engagement at the Royal Opera House, as Cavaradossi, and then on to a debut solo concert at the Festival Castell de Peralada.

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Tosca / Cavaradossi (Canceled due to COVID-19)

Royal Opera House

London, UK

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*Festival Debut

Solo Concert (Canceled due to COVID-19)

Festival Castell de Peralada

Peralada, Spain

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Cavalleria rusticana /
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Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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LUMINARY: Q&A WITH ACCLAIMED TENOR BRIAN JAGDE

Seattle Weekly called him a “heroic, Italian-style tenor to the marrow,” declaring his voice, “bold, bright, resonant and effortlessly hall-filling.” He’s easily among the top tenors on the operatic stage today with a voice that is expansive, powerful and full of color and depth. New York City native Brian Jagde is a supernova among the celestial bodies swirling about the operatic universe today.

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‘Madama Butterfly’ at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Jagde’s voice, with its coppery ring, seemingly effortless high notes and extraordinary lyric spin given its heft, cannot help but please, even in phrases where his character is most heartless. His palpable pain as he discovers what his callousness has wrought is a top-drawer effort by an artist who seeks to humanize his character.

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‘Manon Lescaut’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Brian Jagde is exemplarily cast due to his beautiful sounding as well as extraordinarily heroic timbre of the tenor and also convinces with a transparent and credible performance! With his expressive and clearly led top notes Jagde sings himself into the hearts of the audience! Bravo!"

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