The Polish bass, Lukas Jakobski, began his musical training as a bassoonist before studying singing at the Academy of Music in Poznan. During this time he performed various roles, culminating in a critically acclaimed performance of Leporello in Don Giovanni. In 2004 he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music with Graeme Broadbent and awards during this time include the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary and Concordia Serena Nevill Award.
Lukas Jakobski is a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where in his first season he sang Pietro in Simon Boccanegra; Tall Englishman in Prokofievís The Gambler; Flemish Deputy in Verdiís Don Carlo and covered Bes in The Tsarinaís Slippers; King in Aida and Nick Shadow in Igor Stravinskyís The Rakeís Progress. This season (2010-2011) he sang King in Aida and Angelotti in Tosca while covering Sparafucile in Rigoletto; Quinault in Adriana Lecouvreur and Banquo in Macbeth. He has also appeared at Drottningholms Slottsteater in Sweden singing Nettuno, Tempo and Antinoo in a new production of Monteverdiís Il Ritorno díUlisse and has sung Zuniga in Carmen for Glyndebourne on Tour and Don Basilio in Rossiniís Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Grange Park Opera.
Concerts have included Herald in Verdiís Otello for Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra, which was also recorded for LSO Live; Messiah with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and John Butt and with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland; George Frideric Handelís Solomon with the Kymi Sinfonietta, J.S. Bachís St John Passion (BWV 245) (arias) with Stephen Layton and Polyphony at St Johnís, Smith Square, London; Polyphemo in Acis and Galatea at the London Handel Festival, conducted by Laurence Cummings and J.S. Bachís St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with the Dunedin Consort and John Butt. He has also sung Verdiís Requiem; L.v. Beethovenís Symphony No. 9; Mozartís Coronation Mass and Requiem and G.F. Handelís La Resurrezione.
His future plans include La Cuisinière in Prokofievís The Love for Three Oranges for Netherlands Opera; Colline in La Bohème for Glyndebourne on Tour; Pistola in Falstaff for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden and J.S. Bachís St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (Christus) with Reinhard Goebel and the Residentie Orkest in The Hague. From the 2013-2014 season Lukas becomes a member of the ensemble of Zürich Opera.