(New York, New York)
2017–18 Season: Calaf in Turandot
Tenor Brian Jagde made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2010 as Joe in La Fanciulla del West and returned as a Messenger in Aida, Janek in The Makropulos Case, Vitellozzo in Lucrezia Borgia, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Don José in Carmen, and Radames in Aida. A graduate of the 2009 Merola Opera Program and former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Jagde recently made house debuts at Houston Grand Opera as the Prince in Rusalka, Palm Beach Opera as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, and at Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Pinkerton. Jagde makes other highly anticipated role debuts this season, as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Royal Opera House and Froh in Das Rheingold in his first appearance with the New York Philharmonic. He will also perform as Pinkerton in a house debut at Washington National Opera, and he sings for the first time at Madrid’s Teatro Real as Macduff in Macbeth and at Oper Stuttgart as Cavaradossi. In March 2017, he and soprano Ailyn Pérez will perform in concert at the new Anne E. Pitzer Center in Davis, California.