Raphael Jacobs is an interdisciplinary artist
Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno          Theather Aachen (2018)                                                                                                                                               

stage direction

Ludger Engels

costume design

Raphael Jacobs

stage design

Ric Schachtebeck


Justus Thorau

Il trionfo is an oratorio by George F. Handel, the basis for our production of this play of the four friends Beauty, Pleasure, Time and Disillusionment. The four characters and their attitudes, which couldn't be more different, collide in an escalating contest to beat beauty to the side of pleasure or time and disillusionment. The entire opera space is transformed into the scene of the spectacle, turning into a catwalk where the smartphone becomes the essential medium of self-expression. In my concept, the protagonists' clothes act as miniatures of allegories, allowing themselves to be filmed and imbuing the scene with live impressions of the characters' different worlds.