Tenor Timo Jacobs was born in Hilversum on March 16, 1924. He studied at the Lyceum for Music in Amsterdam and with Eva Liebenberg in Hilversum. His was a well trained, lytical tenor voice. He was a renowned Mozart interpreter. Initially he was a regular performer with the Dutch Radio Orchestra, thus appearing in numerous broadcasts. From 1955 onwards, he was engaged as the Opera House of Essen, Germany. Presumably, it was his International Vocal COmpetition (IVC) Den Bosch 1954 victory in the Jacques Urlus/Tenor Category that landed him this contract (the newspapers of the time were mentioning the Krefeld Opera as the theater where he was expected to be engaged, whereas our archives mention Essen).