Polish bass Lukas Jakobski was a Jette Parker Young Artist for The Royal Opera 2009–11, singing roles including Tall Englishman (The Gambler), Cesare Angelotti (Tosca), King of Egypt (Aida) and Pietro (Simon Boccanegra). He has since sung Pistol (Falstaff), Greek Captain (Les Troyens) and Don Profundo (Il viaggio a Reims, Jette Parker Young Artists Tenth Anniversary Concert) for the Company and returns in the 2019/20 Season as Doctor Grenvil (La traviata).
Jakobski grew up in Poznán and studied bassoon and singing there and singing at the Royal College of Music. Engagements since leaving the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme include Abbot (Curlew River) for Opéra de Lyon, Hobson (Peter Grimes), Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), First Apprentice (Wozzeck) and Leuthold (Guillaume Tell) for Theater an der Wien, Hobson at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Enrico VIII (Anna Bolena) for Longborough Festival Opera, Commendatore (Don Giovanni) for Nederlandse Reisopera, Don Cassandro (La finta semplice) for Classical Opera, Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) for Irish National Opera, Colline (La bohème) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Zbigniew (The Haunted Manor) for Polish National Opera, Cook (L’Amour des trois oranges) and Captain (Manon Lescaut) for Dutch National Opera and Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Grange Park Opera.
With the Pina Bausch Dance Company, he has appeared in Café Müller. Jakobski’s concert engagements have included performances with the Academy of Ancient Music, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Kyme Sinfonietta, the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Irish Baroque Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Residentie Orkest.
Lukas Jakobski, Alasdair Elliott, Luis Gomes, Roland Wood and Peter Hoare in Falstaff
Lukas Jakobski in Lucrezia Borgia in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, The Royal Opera
Lukas Jakobski as Angelotti in Tosca
Alasdair Elliott, Ambrogio Maestri and Lukas Jakobski in Falstaff
Lukas Jakobski as Pietro in Simon Boccanegra