Obituary: Baritone Gilbert Dubuc Dies at 98

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Rudi van den Bulck/Charles Mintzer collection)

On June 17, Belgian Baritone Gilbert Dubuc died at the age of 98.

Born on Jan. 21, 1925 in Couvin, Belgium, he began his musical studies at age 17, studying with Armand Crabbé at Brussels. He would later go on to perform at La Monnaie, Ghent, and Antwerp among other recognized operas.

Among the many roles Dubuc performed included the Count in “Il Trovatore,” Escamillo in “Carmen,” Amonasro in “Aida,” and the title roles of “Rigoletto” and “Guillaume Tell.” He also performed Wolf-Ferrari’s rarely performed opera “Sly.”

Here he is performing “Il Trovatore” in French.