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Rene Jacobs

Countertenor and conductor who also became known for focusing on Baroque and early classical opera and who was simply called a singer’s conductor. He offered as a guy chorister on the Cathedral of Ghent and embarked on research in traditional philology on the School of Ghent. He was the creative movie director of Innsbruck’s Festwochen der Alten Musik from 1991 until 2009 and proved helpful on the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis being a instructor of interpretation and Baroque performing style. He was created in Ghent and was inspired to become countertenor from the Kuijken brothers, Alfred Deller and Gustav Leonhardt. He obtained great acclaim for his 2004 documenting of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Relationship of Figaro,” which earned Gramophone’s Record of the entire year, Le Monde de la Musique’s Choc of the entire year, two Midem Classical Honours, as well as the Grammy Honor for Greatest Opera Documenting of 2005.

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