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.”
Born in Louisiana, Dr. Jacobs attended Loyola University in New Orleans, and The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music before finished his education in New York at SUNY Stony Brook. He is a two-time Metropolitan Opera regional finalist and winner of the Orpheus National Vocal Competition. Regarded for his “strong, bright voice”, Mr. Jacobs has performed principal roles with opera companies throughout the United States, including: New Orleans Opera, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Fresno Grand Opera, Mobile Opera, Pensacola Opera, Amarillo Opera, Berkshire Opera, Light Opera Oklahoma, Bronx Opera, ConcertOPERA Philadelphia, and many others.
From villains to comic characters, and everything in between, Jacobs has been equally praised for his characterization “as Carl-Magnus, Jacobs was the embodiment of pompous, oblivious and dangerous masculine vanity,” and vocal skill “Jacobs sang with power and confidence.”
Dr. Jacobs made his debut as a soloist at Carnegie Hall in a program of sacred music in 2009, and has performed as a soloist in concerts with companies including: the Berkshire Choral Festival, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony Chorus, Choral Society of Pensacola and Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Jacobs is the Voice Faculty Chair and Director of Opera at the University of Mobile.