‘Tosca’ at San Francisco Opera

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.


Jagde & Giannattasio in ‘Tosca’

Host David Latulippe talks with American tenor Brian Jagde, who sings the part of Cavaradossi; and Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio, making both her San Francisco Opera and title role debuts.

Niels Swinkels, KALW

‘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

‘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

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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