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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Manon Lescaut /
Des Grieux

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Berlin, Germany

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Madama Butterfly /
Lt. Pinkerton

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Beyond the Aria Concert

Harris Theater

Chicago, Illinois

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Artist City Guides: Brian Jagde on San Francisco

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.


“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.


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