René Jacobs came to fame as a counter-tenor but in recent years has become renowned as a conductor of Baroque and early Classical opera.
More recently, as a conductor, he has performed Orontea by Cesti, Xerse & Giasone by Cavalli, L'incoronazione di Poppea and Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria by Monteverdi, Flavio by Handel, Le Cinesi and Echo et Narcisse by Gluck, La Finta Semplice by Mozart. Two recent, highly-praised recordings of Jacobs has been of Cosi Fan Tutte and Handel's Giulio Cesare.
As a conductor, Jacobs regularly works with orchestras and ensembles such as the Concerto Köln, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin, Nederlands Kamerkoor and Rias-Kammerchor for recordings and concert tours, performing sacred music and oratorios.
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