(New York, New York)
2018–19 Season: Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca
Tenor Brian Jagde made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2010 as Joe in La Fanciulla del West and most recently returned to the Company as Calaf in Turandot, Radames in Aida, Cavaradossi, Don José in Carmen, and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. Last season, Jagde sang Cavaradossi at the Zurich Opera House, San Carlo Opera Festival, and Deutsche Oper Berlin; Verdi’s Requiem at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw; Der Fremde in Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane at Deutsche Oper Berlin; and Radames at Seattle Opera. He also performed as Don José in Carmen at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre and the Arena di Verona Opera Festival. Upcoming engagements include Don José at Deutsche Oper and Royal Opera, Covent Garden, as well as role debuts as Enzo Grimaldo in La Gioconda at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu and Don Alvaro in La Forza del Destino at Paris’ Opéra Bastille. Jagde is a graduate of the 2009 Merola Opera Program and a former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow.