Polish bass Lukas Jakobski studied at the Royal College of Music, and was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where his roles included Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca and Pietro in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, performances which are now available on DVD.
He has also performed with Classical Opera, Glyndebourne On Tour, Grange Park Opera, the Opéra de Lyon, the Dutch National Opera, Nederlandse Reisopera, the Polish National Opera and the Theater an der Wien. Concert engagements have included performances with the Academy of Ancient Music, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the Kymi Sinfonietta and the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.
Current engagements include a return to the Theater an der Wien as Leuthold in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, Enrico in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena for Longborough Festival Opera, Bach’s St John Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Hallé Orchestra and Café Müller (to music by Purcell) with the Pina Bausch Dance Company.
This is his debut with Irish National Opera.