Lukas Jakobski

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Lukas Jakobski
REVIEWS

Pantheus: Les Troyens / LSO

“…Lukas Jakobski, wonderfully imperious as Pantheus.”

The Guardian

 

The Abbot: Curlew River / Opéra de Lyon

“William Dazeley’s noble Ferryman and Lukas Jakobski’s imposing Abbot were outstanding.”

The Spectator

 

Church Parables / Mahogany Opera Group at the Aldeburgh Festival

“…a superlative bass Abbot, Lukas Jakobski.”

The Arts Desk

 

“Lukas Jakobski was a resonant Abbot.”

Financial Times

 

“The best of the singing, from Lukas Jakobski as the Abbot who summons the audience to watch his monks enact the drama, is imposingly fine.”

The Guardian

 

“…Lukas Jakobski set the tone promisingly and will superb presence as The Abbot…”

Opera

 

“Here at Aldeburgh, the superb voice and sensitive presence of Lukas Jakobski, a Royal Opera House young alumnus initially trained in Poznan, Poland, filled the bill wondrously well…”

Seen and Heard International

 

“I loved the glee with which the all-male cast, led by the riveting James Gilchrist and the giant bass of Lukas Jakobski, threw themselves into these mini operas…such exciting singing…”

The Times

 

Polyphemus: Acis and Galatea / London Handel Festival

“Lukas Jakobski massive voiced and charismatic as the giant.”

The Standard

 

Polyphems: Acis and Galatea / Iford Arts

“The bass Lukas Jakobski made Polypohems a nasty piece of work, a threatening presence vocally and physically.”

Opera

 

 

Messiah / Irish Baroque Orchestra

“Lukas Jakobski was a tower of strength with the Iris Baroque Orchestra.”

The Irish Times

 

La Resurrezione / London Handel Orchestra

“Lukas Jakobski stamped himself upon the part from every possible angle. There was his voice, cavernous and emphatic; his significant height (he’s as tall as The Shard); his glaring red tie. Startling gestures too: I won’t forget him lounging malevolently in his chair, dismissing the Angel’s Easter news with a slow handclap.”

The Times

 

Caronte: L’Orfeo / English Bach Festival

“Orfeo sang his heart out against the adamantine power of Caronte, splendidly sung and acted by the tall, imposing Polish bass Lukas Jakobski…”

Opera Now

 

Nettuno / Antinoo: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria / Academy of Ancient Music

“The other dramatic sparks came…from the bass Lukas Jakobski as both a truculent Neptune and a suitably boorish Antoniou’s…”

The Guardian

 

“…Lukas Jakobski had powerful authority as Nettuno…”

Opera

 

“Jakobski demonstrated impressive diversity: he roared and bellowed as Nettuno, but was sweet-toned and beguiling as one of the suitors, Antinoo.”

Opera Today

 

Commendatore: Don Giovanni / Nederlandse Reisopera

“Lukas Jacobski’s towering stature and cavernous sound made for an imposing Commendatore.”

Bachtrack

 

The Cook: The Love of Three Oranges / Netherlands Opera

“As the cook, Lukas Jakobski knows how, by turn, sublimely to resist or seduce…”

Treuw

 

“A starring role was played by the Polish bass Lukas Jakobski, who played the cook. He delivered a wonderful depiction of the required comic element in this opera.”

Written in Music

 

Pistol: Falstaff  / City of Birminghm Symphony Orchestra

“…Lukas Jakobski as an imposing dry-humoured Pistol…”

Classical Source

 

"Lukas Jakobski’s tall Pistol and Peter Van Hulle’s shorter Bardolph roughed up to make a classic partnership."

The Guardian

 

Pistol: Falstaff / Royal Opera, London

“Alasdair Elliot and Lukas Jakobski were a well-practised double act as Bardolph and Pistol…”
The Guardian

 

“Alasdair Elliott’s Bardolph and Lukas Jacobski’s Pistol were a loveable pair of rogues who might have stepped straight from the pages of Henry IV.”
Music OMH

 

“The Bardolfo of Alastair Elliott and the tall, sullen delinquent Pistola of Lukas Jakobski made an irresistible pair.”

Opera

 

“Both individually and as a double act, Alistair Elliot and Lukas Jakobski are priceless as Bardolph and Pistol…”

The Stage

 

“Alasdair Elliot and Lukas Jakobski make an effective ‘Little and Large’ pair of bald reprobates as Bardolph and Pistol.”

The Times

 

Pietro: Simon Boccanegra / Royal Opera, London, at the BBC Proms

“Lukas Jakobski offered an eloquent Pietro.”

The Times



AUDIO / VIDEO
Lukas Jakobski sings R. Strauss: Traum durch die Dämmerung