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“The Metropolitan Opera Season That Vanished” – NYTimes feature

Those operas and others vanished with the final eight weeks of the Met’s season. So we asked some of the singers who had been waiting years to perform them to give us some musical phrases that they — and we — lost. Here are their voices, and edited excerpts from the conversation

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LUMINARY: Q&A WITH ACCLAIMED TENOR BRIAN JAGDE

Seattle Weekly called him a “heroic, Italian-style tenor to the marrow,” declaring his voice, “bold, bright, resonant and effortlessly hall-filling.” He’s easily among the top tenors on the operatic stage today with a voice that is expansive, powerful and full of color and depth. New York City native Brian Jagde is a supernova among the celestial bodies swirling about the operatic universe today.

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BWW Interview: Brian Jagde of MADAME BUTTERFLY at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The first thing to know about Brian Jagde is that his name is pronounced "Jade," like the jewel. He is definitely sparkling, in personality and in talent. Though the prizewinning tenor's earlier education included computer science and business, Jagde seemed destined to be an opera singer.

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Best Of 2019: OperaWire’s Top 11 Singers Of The Year

It was quite a year for American Brian Jagde as he solidified his status as one of the most acclaimed spinto tenors of his generations, debuting five roles in one year.

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Das Opernglas – Namen und Daten

Brian Jadge wird im November sein Rollendebüt als Chevalier des Grieux in Puccinis »Manon Lescaut« in der San Francisco Opera geben (8., 13., 16., 20., 24.11).

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Artist City Guides: Brian Jagde on San Francisco

While Brian’s spent his life residing just outside New York City (where he currently resides), he’s spent much of his professional career traveling to a multitude of cities—both domestic and international— enjoying the gems each unique place has to offer. For Brian, it’s San Francisco—his favorite US city—that holds an incredibly meaningful place in his heart.