Brian Jagde travels to Switzerland this month, to make his debut appearance at the Opernhaus Zürich singing Cavaradossi in Tosca. He stars alongside renowned soprano Anja Harteros in the title role, with Marco Vratogna as Scarpia. Maestro Paolo Carignani leads the Philharmonia Zürich for these performances, with a production by Robert Carsen. Performances take place October 21, 27 & 29 and November 1 & 4.

Mr. Jagde has performed Cavaradossi, one of his signature roles, to tremendous acclaim at San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, and Oper Stuttgart. He returns to the role later this season at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and in a new production at the Teatro di San Carlo (complete schedule here):

“That leaves the promising young American tenor Brian Jagde to walk away with the vocal and dramatic gold as an uncommonly ardent Cavaradossi, nailing his arias with robust vocalism.” (Chicago Tribune)

“Brian Jagde’s handsome, clarion-toned Cavaradossi. The tenor won audience approval from the initial phrases of “Recondita armonia,” which were lyrically dispatched without the bellowing so often heard … Jagde produced an impressive flood of ringing sound that appeared to be produced well within his means without spreading under pressure above the staff.” (Opera News)

“American tenor Brian Jagde threw off Pavarottian sparks as Cavaradossi.” (Chicago Sun Times)

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