American tenor Brian Jagde has quickly emerged as one of the most engaging and exciting artists of his generation.
His most recent seasons have featured important role debuts, including Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) at the Royal Opera House; Radamès in a new production of Aida at San Francisco Opera; and Froh (Das Rheingold) in his first appearance with the New York Philharmonic.
House debuts have included Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at the Teatro Massimo, Washington National Opera, and Staatsoper Hamburg; Don José (Carmen) in a new production at the Teatro San Carlo and the Bayerische Staatsoper; Houston Grand Opera as the Prince (Rusalka); Macduff (Macbeth) at the Teatro Real; Cavaradossi (Tosca) at Oper Stuttgart and Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) at Palm Beach Opera.
Jagde has received numerous accolades, including top prize at the Loren L. Zachary Competition (2014) and second prize in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition (2012). Jagde won additional honors at Operalia for his interpretations of Wagner- Strauss repertoire, receiving the Birgit Nilsson Prize. He is a graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Adler and Merola Programs.
Among others recent engagements: Madama Butterfly in Hamburg, Turandot in San Francisco and Palermo, Tosca at the Opernhaus of Zurich, Tosca in San Francisco Das Wunder der Heliane in Berlin; among future engagements Carmen at the Royal Opera House of London, Tosca in Naples, Carmen in Moscow, Il Tabarro and Pagliacci in Dresden, La Gioconda at the Liceu of Barcelona, La forza del destino in Paris, Cavalleria rusticana in Amsterdam, Manon Lescaut in San Francisco and Berlin;amon future engaments Madama Butterfly in Chicago, Tosca in Wien, New York and London, Rusalka in Amsterdam, Cavalleria rusticana in Chicago and Wien, Das lied von der Erde in Rome Santa Cecilia.