Dr. Patrick Jacobs is an established veteran of hundreds of performances in opera and musical theater. He excels as an actor and singer “with a smooth baritone and a special talent for shifting from comedy to darker mischief.”
Recent singing engagements include Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Colline in La Bohème with Mobile Opera, Narrator / Mysterious Old Man in Into the Woods with Charlottesville Opera, Baron Gondremarck in La Vie Parisienne with First Coast Opera, and George Benton in Dead Man Walking with Pensacola Opera. He is a featured soloist on the debut opera recordings of Hangman, Hangman! and The Town of Greed by Leonardo Balada on the Naxos recording label.
As the Director of Opera at the University of Mobile, he has stage directed more than twenty-five productions. Recent productions include Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, a double-bill of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges as well as Menotti’s The Consul. In addition to directing productions with the University of Mobile, Dr. Jacobs is a frequent guest director with the Joe Jefferson Players (Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, Hello, Dolly!), and has directed scenes programs with the International Performing Arts Institute (Kiefersfelden, Germany) and Light Opera Oklahoma.