Carmen Jakobi


Previously for Longborough Festival Opera: Tristan und Isolde 2015 and 2017, conductor Anthony Negus. 

Productions include: Farinelli and the King by Claire van Kampen (SouthWest Shakespeare Arizona); Il Trovatore, Un ballo in maschera, Don Giovanni (Winslow Hall Opera); John Harbison’s Full Moon in March; the world premiere of Nicola LeFanu’s Dream Hunter in Wales and London, conductor Odaline de la Martinez; Tristan und Isolde semi-staged for Stavanger European City of Culture; Nicola LeFanu’s Dawnpath, Cardiff; for RWCMD: Dimitris Maramis’s The Women of Troy – a chamber opera, Baroque opera projects, Shakespeare projects; for Birmingham Conservatoire Orfeo.

Theatre productions include Strindberg’s Miss Julie (Goethe Theater Frankfurt); many productions for Triangle trilingual Theatre Company Cardiff including Becket’s Waiting for Godot (in French) and Brecht’s Mother Courage and her children (in German). Associate Director on Alan Privett’s and Anthony Negus’s legendary Der Ring des Nibelungen, (Longborough Festival Opera 2013). Staff director for WNO; Revival director for Stephen Medcalf’s Seraglio in Thessalonica Greece. She worked extensively in Italy assisting Stephen Medcalf on Die Zauberflote and Seraglio, also in Valencia, Spain.

Carmen read Modern Languages at Freiburg University, Drama at the Sorbonne, Paris; trained at the Sherman Theatre Cardiff and Welsh National Opera.Carmen Jakobi would like to thank Jungian analyst Tia Kuchmy and Freudian psychoanalyst Hella Ehlers for sharing their insights on the psychology of obsessive mourning.