Director

For more than fifteen years, Dr. Patrick Jacobs served as the Director of Opera at the University of Mobile, where he stage directed more than twenty-five productions. Recent highlights include directing Verdi’s La Traviata with Mobile Opera, a co-production of 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) and Puccini’s Suor Angelica with University of Mobile. In addition to directing operas, he is also comfortable staging musical theatre productions. Recent musicals staged include Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, and Hello, Dolly! with the Joe Jefferson Players (Mobile, AL) as well as The Drowsy Chaperone at the University of Mobile.

Dr. Jacobs also directed scenes programs for the International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany and LOOK Musical Theatre in Tulsa OK.

Engagements for 2022-2023 include directing Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors at Christ Church Cathedral in Mobile, AL in December of 2022.

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 

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The Magic Flute

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Iolanthe

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The Drowsy Chaperone

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Roméo et Juliettee