Obituary: Dutch Tenor Hubert Delamboye Dies

Dutch tenor Hubert Delamboye has died.

Delamboye studied piano at the conservatory of Maastricht and came under the vocal tutelage of Leo Ketelaars. After graduating from the conservatory in 1974, he went on to perform at major theaters in New York, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Turin, Vienna, and Zurich. He was a major figure at Salzburg Festival where he performed through 1990. 

Throughout his career, he worked with some of the most prominent conductors, including Nikolaus Harnoncourt, James Levine, Claudio Abbado and Kurt Masur.

Among his extensive repertoire was Tamino in “Die Zauberflote,” the title role of “Lucio Silla,” Florestan in “Fidelio,” Hoffmann in “Les Conte d’Hoffmann,” Don José in “Carmen,” Samson in “Samson et Dalila,” Pollione in “Norma,” the title role of “Otello,” and Tristan in “Tristan und Isolde.” 

He also worked with some of the best directors in the world including Otto Schenk, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Giorgio Strehler, Peter Stein, and Herbert Wernicke. 

Among the recordings he left are a DVD performance of “Wozzeck” from the Liceu and “Kata Kabanova” from the Salzburg Festival.

Here he is as Herodes in “Salome.”

Here is a performance of the Brindisi of “La Traviata.”

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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