Best of 2017 Highlights
‘Tosca’ at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Kicking off the new year, Brian Jagde returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin to reprise his portrayal of Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca. Mr. Jagde previously starred in the role at the Deutsche Oper in 2013. Performances take place January 5 & 12, featuring Monica Zanettin in the title role and Ambrogio Maestri as Scarpia. Collaborations abound in this production, as Mr. Jagde and Mr. Maestri previously shared the stage at Valencia’s Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Verdi’s Nabucco, and this summer Ms. Zanettin and Mr. Jagde can be seen in a new production of Tosca at the Teatro di San Carlo. Maestro John Fiore, who leads both performances in Berlin, is also at the helm for Aida at Seattle Opera this May, starring Brian Jagde as Radamès. Jagde returns to the Deutsche Oper this spring, making his role debut as Der Fremde (The Stranger) in a new Christof Loy-directed production of Korngold’s rarely performed Das Wunder der Heliane.
“American tenor Brian Jagde threw off Pavarottian sparks as Cavaradossi.” – Chicago Sun Times
“… it’s hard to deny that the headliner and crowd favorite was Brian Jagde … it’s a voice that, while sleek, fills the house most gratifyingly.” – Parterre.com
Photo: Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago