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

Jagde begins the 2017/18 season in his highly anticipated role debut as Calaf in Turandot at San Francisco Opera, under the baton of Nicola Luisotti. He then travels to Switzerland for his debut at Opernhaus Zürich as Cavaradossi (Tosca) and sings the role later in the season at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

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Tosca / Cavaradossi

Teatro di San Carlo

Naples, Italy

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Carmen /
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Arena di Verona

Verona, Italy

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Tosca / Cavaradossi

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco, CA

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‘Tosca’ at the Teatro di San Carlo

... Jagde gave it his all as the heroic Cavaradossi. His arias “Recondita armonia” and “E lucevan le stelle” resonated effortlessly in the house ...

Lorenzo Fiorito, Bachtrack
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‘Carmen’ at the Arena di Verona

Brian Jagde proved an ideal Don José, with great stage presence, a supple, virile voice and amazingly good French diction. He managed to impress with his phrasing, and faithfully produced the pianissimo B flat at the end of “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée.

Ossama el Naggar, ConcertoNet
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Interview with Brian Jagde

In 1947 two star stars made their debut at the Arena di Verona: one was Maria Callas, the other was Richard Tucker, a New York dramatic tenor, destined to become one of the greatest opera singers of all time. Today, 71 years after that legendary night, another dramatic tenor from New York, Brian Jagde, will open the season of the Arena di Verona ...

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‘Aïda’ at Seattle Opera

The discovery of the night was the Radamès, Brian Jagde, his voice bold, bright, and resonant, effortlessly hall-filling. A heroic Italian-style tenor to the marrow, he makes an ardent, boyish Radamès ...

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