Capodanno Concerts at the Teatro La Fenice
Metropolitan Opera principal role debut – Cavaradossi in ‘Tosca’
This season, Brian Jagde makes his greatly anticipated return to The Metropolitan Opera to sing Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca. Performances take place on December 2, 5, 11, 15 & 18, with a Met Opera Radio Broadcast on the 2nd & a nationwide Saturday Matinee Broadcast on the 11th. Jagde stars alongside Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, George Gagnidze as Scarpia, Patrick Carfizzi as the Sacristan, and Kevin Short as Angelotti. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for all dates.
Jagde’s previous performances as Cavaradossi at venues across the globe have been celebrated by audiences and in the press: “Tenor Brian Jagde, in his finest company outing to date, was a big-voiced Cavaradossi, producing firm, heroic sound throughout. His impassioned performance of the Act III aria, “E lucevan le stelle,” was a highlight of the evening.”
Georgia Rowe – Mercury News
“The stand-out has to be the American tenor Brian Jagde … His voice is a force, clarion-clear, muscly, with just those notes of honey and throatiness that seem to wrap up an orchestra’s sound and deliver the whole package to your front door, no signature needed … with Jagde singing over the mix, it was some of the most pleasurable opera you’re likely to hear this year.” Dan Wang – Bachtrack.com
Photo: Ken Howard for The Metropolitan Opera