Dutch tenor Hubert Delamboye died on 11 June 2018, aged 72. He made his debut in Wiesbaden, and performed later at major opera houses in New York, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Turin, Vienna, and Zurich. His principal roles were Florestan, Hoffmann, Don José, Samson, Otello, and Tristan. His son Enrico is a conductor, currently working at the theatre in Koblenz, Germany.
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. Auf youtube ist er in einigen Partien zu hören. (Quelle operawire.com)