(New York, New York)
2018–19 Season: Mario Cavaradossi, Tosca
2019–20 Season: Chevalier des Grieux, Manon Lescaut
Tenor Brian Jagde made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2010 as Joe in La Fanciulla del West and has returned to the Company as Cavaradossi in the new production of Tosca, Calaf in Turandot, Radames in Aida, Don José in Carmen and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.
Recent highlights for the American tenor include Don José at Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Cavaradossi at the Opernhaus Zürich, San Carlo Opera Festival and Deutsche Oper Berlin; the Verdi Requiem at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw; Der Fremde in Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur at Covent Garden and Radames at Seattle Opera. He also performed as Don José at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre and the Arena di Verona Opera Festival.
In 2019, he embarks on a series of role debuts including Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Luigi in Il Tabarro with the Dresdner Philharmonie, Enzo Grimaldo in La Gioconda at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Don Alvaro in La Forza del Destino at Paris’ Opéra Bastille and Des Grieux with San Francisco Opera, the latter two assignments under the baton of Nicola Luisotti.
Jagde is a graduate of the San Francisco Opera’s 2009 Merola Opera Program and a former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow.