Director

As the Director of Opera at the University of Mobile, Dr. Patrick Jacobs 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.  

Engagements for 2019-20 included directing Verdi’s La Traviata with Mobile Opera, Iolanthe and Girl Power for the University of Mobile as well as Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette for Mississippi Opera, Natchez Festival of Music, and University of Mobile. The productions of Roméo et Juliette with Mississippi Opera and Natchez Festival of Music were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The 2020-2021 season includes directing an online scenes presentation in November for the University of Mobile, a co-production of a double-bill: Mozart’s The Impressario and Salieri’s Prima la musica e poi le parole with the University of Mobile and First Coast Opera (St. Augustine, FL) in January / February, and closes with a new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the University of Mobile in April. 

Dr. Jacobs also directed scenes for the International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany during the summers of 2011-2014, and plans to return to the faculty in the summer of 2021. 

STAGE DIRECTION / MUSICAL DIRECTION / PRODUCTION

Mozart: Così fan tutte

Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor 

Salieri: Prima la musica e poi le parole 

Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor 

Scenes: Absence 

Gounod: Roméo et Juliettee

Scenes: Girl Power 

Sullivan: Iolanthe 

Herman: Hello, Dolly! 

Scenes: Brush Up Your Shakespeare 

Menotti: The Consul 

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel 

Ravel: L’enfant et les sortileèges 

Flaherty: Ragtime 

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro 

Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona 

Monteverdi: Il Combattimento Tancredi e Clorinda

Sullivan: The Gondoliers 

Sondheim: Sweeney Todd 

Mozart: The Magic Flute 

The Drowsy Chaperone 

Gala: Songs of Love and Loss 

Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance

Strauss: Die Fledermaus 

Opera Scenes showcase 

Scenes: Opera on the Air including 

Menotti: The Old Maid and the Thief 

Young Arist Showcase Cabaret 

Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors 

Sullivan: The Mikado 

Role Reversal: A Twisted Broadway Revue

Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia 

Seenes: “Everything but the Groom” 

Scenes: “Once Upon A Time” 

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi 

Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors 

Mozart: The Magic Flute 

The Magic Flute

Iolanthe

The Drowsy Chaperone

Roméo et Juliettee

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