Brian Jagde


The American tenor began the current season in Cavalleria rusticana in Amsterdam, where he returns in June for Rusalka. Immediately following Lyric’s Butterfly, he will star as Cavaradossi/Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera. Jagde has scored many major successes in Puccini, including Madama Butterfly (San Francisco, London, Palermo, Washington, Hamburg), La bohème (Mexico City, Munich, Castleton Festival), Tosca (San Francisco, Santa Fe, Berlin, Naples, Stuttgart), Turandot (Zurich, Palermo, Berlin, San Francisco), and Il tabarro (Dresdner Philharmonie). He has also earned acclaim in other Italian spinto and dramatic-tenor repertoire, including Aida (Seattle, San Francisco), La forza del destino (Paris), La Gioconda (Barcelona, Moscow, Verona), and Adriana Lecouvreur (London). Jagde is celebrated as Don José/ Carmen (San Francisco, London, Naples, Munich). Among his more unfamiliar roles is the Stranger/ Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane (Deutsche Oper Berlin, new production). His concert appearances include Froh/Das Rheingold (New York Philharmonic) and the Verdi Requiem (Radio Filharmonisch Orkest at Amsterdam Concertgebouw).

Previously at Lyric: LT. B.F. Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly (2019|20); Mario Cavaradossi/Tosca (2014|15).

Last updated: February 6, 2020