Brian Jagde, tenor

Brian Jagde on flawed characters

American tenor Brian Jagde discusses two key roles in his career so far, Don José in Carmen and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.
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New York CityGilbert Conducts Wagner's Das Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert; Eric Owens; Jamie Barton; Christopher Purves; Russell Thomas

MadridMacbeth

Verdi: Macbeth
James Conlon; Teatro Real; Plácido Domingo; Anna Pirozzi; Brian Jagde; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

ZürichTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Paolo Carignani; Robert Carsen; Zurich Opera; Anthony Ward; Anja Harteros; Brian Jagde

BerlinTosca

Puccini: Tosca
John Fiore; Boleslaw Barlog; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Evan Rogister; Filippo Sanjust; Liudmyla Monastyrska
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Gerald Finley stars in Adriana Lecouvreur

Gerald Finley's velvet baritone lights up this revival of David McVicar's production of Cilea's murder story
***11
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An Aida short on drama in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera's Aida features exciting role debuts from Leah Crocetto and Brian Jagde and a visually striking production, but a lack of good direction keeps it from being great music drama.
***11
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A Carmen for Our Time from Bieito in San Francisco

Calixto Bieito’s production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen isn't without controversy. San Francisco Opera gave us raw sexuality unvarnished by any degree of social refinement.
****1
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Magical debuts make the myth alive in Houston Grand Opera's Rusalka

Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka, moving between the worlds and rooted in myth, is a shivering opera to experience with its opulent music and its fantastical plot. 
***11
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