Märt Jakobson

  • Since 1997 an opera soloist at the Vanemuine Theatre

Märt Jakobson graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music in the singing class of Mati Palm and Raimond Alango in 1998.
In 1999-2000 he studied as a fellow of the Estonian National Culture Foundation at the Maria Theatre in St Petersburg.
In 2006-2007 he studied for his Master’s degree at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre under Professor Ryhänen.

Stage career
1991-1992 Chorus artist at the Vanemuine
1992-1997 Chorus artist at the Estonian National Male Choir and National Opera
Since 1997 he has worked as a soloist at the Vanemuine.
2008-2009 Soloist at the National Opera
He has performed in concerts in Estonia, Finland, Poland, Russia and Belarus.

His roles at the Vanemuine have included:
Chōchō-san’s uncle in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” (2019), Kagler in Strauss’s Viennese Blood (2018), Possu in Aints’s Googlemoogledotcom (2017), General in Lill’s Into the Fire (2017), Herz in Mozart’s The Impresario (2016), Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen (2015), Zeller in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music (2010), Bass and Sleep in Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen (2011), Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (2011), Le Bailli in Massenet’s Werther (2012), Ferrando in Verdi’s Troubadour (2008), Bear Eduard and Moon Rabbit Muhh in Põldma, Ernits & Pajusaar’s Cosmonaut Lotte (Kosmonaut Lotte) (2012), Prince Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (2013), Polar Bear in Põldma, Ernits & Pajusaar’s Detective Lotte (Detektiiv Lotte) (2008), Rein in Aints’ Old Barny (Rehepapp) (2013), Don Attilio (‘Il Muto’) in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera (2014), Schlemil and Crespel and Luther in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Basilio in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Henry Murger in Imre Kálmán’s The Violets from Montmartre, Lodovico in Verdi’s Othello, Night Guard in Nielsen’s Masquerade, Rotny in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Carceriere in Puccini’s Tosca, Count Ribbing in Verdi’s A Masked Ball, Badger in Lusens’ Dr Dolittle or the Birds Opera, Colline in Puccini’s La Bohème, Karl Stephan Liebenberg in Kálmán’s Countess Mariza, Alessio in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Polyphemus in Händel’s Acis and Galatea, Norton in Rossini’s The Bill of Marriage, Jack Frost in Kapp’s Winter Fairy Tale, Doctor Grenvil in Verdi’s La traviata (2004), Bonza in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly” (2004), Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (2005), Amadeus in Strauss’ The Bat (2006), Sparafucile and Monterone in Verdi’s Rigoletto (2007), Le Chevalier des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon (2009), Prison Director in Kander’s Kiss of the Spider Woman (2009), Bartolo in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (2010), Bogdanovitsch, Pontevedrin consul in Lehár’s The Merry Widow (2011), role in the concert programme Ah, Without Ladies, Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (2011)

His roles elsewhere have included:
Monterone Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto (Estonian National Opera), Dr Grenvil in Verdi’s La traviata (Estonian National Opera), Eefraim in Vinter’s Pippi Longstocking (Pipi Pikksukk) (Estonian National Opera), Sciarrone in Puccini’s Tosca (Estonian National Opera), Lord Protector in Pajusaar’s The Prince and the Pauper (Prints ja kerjus) (Estonian National Opera), Carrasco, Knight of the Mirrors in Leigh’s Man of La Mancha, Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen, Hermann in Wagner’s Tannhäuser (Estonian National Opera), Wagner in Gounod’s Faust, Cadet in Tamberg’s Cyrano de Bergerac (Estonian National Opera), Antonio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Estonian National Opera), Pristav in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov (Estonian National Opera), Antonio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Maria Theatre in St Petersburg), Monterone in Verdi’s Rigoletto (Pärnu Opera), Grand Inquisitor in Verdi’s Don Carlos (Tampere Opera), Ribbing in Verdi’s A Masked Ball (Estonian National Opera), Celio in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges (Estonian National Opera), Surin in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades (Estonian National Opera), Alobrand in Kapp’s Lembitu (Suure-Jaani Music Festival)

Films, television productions & radio dramas:
Has taken part in the film Kõrini!
Has taken part in the TV series Secrets (Saladused)