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‘Madama Butterfly’ at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Jagde’s voice, with its coppery ring, seemingly effortless high notes and extraordinary lyric spin given its heft, cannot help but please, even in phrases where his character is most heartless. His palpable pain as he discovers what his callousness has wrought is a top-drawer effort by an artist who seeks to humanize his character.

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‘Manon Lescaut’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Brian Jagde is exemplarily cast due to his beautiful sounding as well as extraordinarily heroic timbre of the tenor and also convinces with a transparent and credible performance! With his expressive and clearly led top notes Jagde sings himself into the hearts of the audience! Bravo!"

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‘Manon Lescaut’ at San Francisco Opera

As Manon’s handsome suitor Chevalier des Grieux, tenor Brian Jagde was impressive in his fifth role debut this year. His voice resonating with ringing intensity and virile beauty, Jagde was ardent and dashing ...

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‘Cavalleria rusticana’ – Dutch National Opera

... spacious in sound and intense with an incisive undertone. His arrival with the song of praise for Lola, at the opening of the opera, was a sensation.

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‘La Forza del destino’ – Opéra national de Paris

Brian Jagde, for his debut at the Paris Opera, portrays a tenebrous Don Alvaro, with a rich and shining timbre like the blade of his sword ... the spectators present salute the work of the artists, and in particular the central couple, the diva Anja Harteros, and the revelation Brian Jagde.

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‘Das Wunder der Heliane’ – Deutsche Oper Berlin (Naxos DVD)

Brian Jagde uses an untiring tenor with a baritonal foundation and a great deal of emotional delicacy, which is highly present in all registers, for Der Fremde, and was acclaimed accordingly on the evening of the premiere.