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Brian Jagde was born in New York and is a graduate of the San Francisco’s Adler Fellowship and Merola programs. In 2012, he received Second prize together with the Birgit Nilsson Prize at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition.
He performed the roles of Don José (Carmen) in San Francisco, at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and the Limoges Opera, Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca) in Santa Fe and Berlin, Rodolfo (La Bohème) in Mexico, and Count Elemer (Arabella) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. In 2015, he made debut appearances at London’s Royal Opera House (Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly) and the Lyric Opera in Chicago (Mario Cavaradossi).
In the following seasons, he tackled numerous roles including Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) at London's Royal Opera House, Radames (Aida) in San Francisco and Seattle, Pinkerton at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Washington Opera and the Hamburg Staatsoper and at Chicago's Lyric Opera, Don José at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, the Verona Arena and the Royal Opera House in London, the Prince in Rusalka at the Houston Grand Opera, Macduff (Macbeth) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Bacchus (Ariane à Naxos) at the Palm Beach Opera, Calaf (Turandot) in San Francisco and at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Der Fremde in Korngold's Das Wunder der Heliane at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) at the Dutch National Opera and the Michigan Opera, Enzo Grimaldi (La Gioconda) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Mario Cavaradossi at the Vienna State Opera and the Opera Philadelphia.
He made his Paris Opera debut as Don Alvaro (La Forza del destino) in 2019. During the 2021/2022 season, he appeared as Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) at the Vienna and Hamburg State Operas, Calaf at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Maurizio at the Vienna State Opera, Don José at the Verona Arena, Mario Cavaradossi and Pinkerton at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
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