He has a pliant tone, pinging accuracy, stamina, shading and an astounding ability to make the voice grow throughout a phrase. What a voice ... keep your ears on Jagde."
Above all, the versatile tenor Brian Jagde crowned a cast list of exquisite quality. He gave tirelessly in color and volume, textual security, and heroic splendor in a sovereign interpretation of the “Stranger.”
Jagde has clearly arrived as a world-class heroic tenor in this role debut as Calaf ... His “Nessun dorma” showed a huge breadth of space, moving seamlessly from an intimate whisper to a hall-filling embrace."
... a prodigious instrument, it has the potential for him to become one of the great modern tenors."
Jagde possesses a substantial and warm-toned tenor, which he used with discretion and sensitivity, nevertheless supplying a bright and healthy ring for his topmost phrases."
... a handsome presence and beefy tenor with explosive high notes that will doubtless carry him far ..."
In his first Radamès, tenor Brian Jagde had an impressive night, singing with firm, ringing tone in “Celeste Aida” and projecting a sense of vigor and vitality throughout the opera."
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.
While Brian’s spent his life residing just outside New York City (where he currently resides), he’s spent much of his professional career traveling to a multitude of cities—both domestic and international— enjoying the gems each unique place has to offer. For Brian, it’s San Francisco—his favorite US city—that holds an incredibly meaningful place in his heart.
As Manon’s handsome suitor Chevalier des Grieux, tenor Brian Jagde was impressive in his fifth role debut this year. His voice resonating with ringing intensity and virile beauty, Jagde was ardent and dashing ...
... spacious in sound and intense with an incisive undertone. His arrival with the song of praise for Lola, at the opening of the opera, was a sensation.
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.