I had not heard American tenor Brian Jagde and was quite impressed: he has sung Cavaradossi in Stuttgart, Santa Fe, Chicago and Berlin. He has a young, strong voice, secure top notes ..."

John Rhodes, Seen and Heard International

“The American tenor Brian Jagde has performed Cavaradossi all over the world; so ingrained is this character in him that he has named his dog Cav. Jagde had never sung in Zürich before Saturday; he picked an excellent night to finally cross that accomplishment off his list … He is defiant throughout while also displaying Cavaradossi artist’s sensibility.

While Jagde was terrific throughout, his “E lucevan le stelle” in Act three again brought the crowd to its feet with a feeling of pure despair for the fate of Cavaradossi. It was never going to be an easy task for a tenor to work alongside a powerhouse like Harteros, but Jagde acquitted himself admirably.”
Santosh Venkatarman – Operawire

“Brian Jagde’s magnificent Cavaradossi is a bit man and a bit little boy, a tenor with a great voice and a master of an adamantine singing line. The line is never forced on the breath and is accompanied by perfect diction. Surely one of the most interesting tenors of the moment.”
Alessandro Cammarano – La Salon Musical

{Magnifico il Cavaradossi un po’ uomo e un po’ fanciullo di Brian Jagde, tenore di grandi mezzi vocali e padrone di una linea di canto adamantina. Ad un canto mai forzato e tutto sul fiato si unisce una dizione perfetta. Sicuramente uno dei tenori più interessanti del momento.}

“Brian Jagde portrays a fiery Cavaradossi, with a bright timbre and top notes … in the famous “E lucevan the stelle”, where his voice is more lyrical and sweet.”

{Brian Jagde incarne un Cavaradossi ardent, au timbre solaire et aux aigus sûrs … dans le célèbre « E lucevan le stelle », où sa voix se fait plus lyrique et douce.}
Claudio Poloni – ConcertoNet.com

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