Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Albert Delhaye (Tenor) (Dour 1916 - Brussels 1978)


After his first education at the conservatoire of  Mons with Arthur Lheureux he became in Brusselsa pupil of the famous baritone Armand Crabbé. After his concert debut (1940) he made his debut in 1941 as Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’ at the Opera House in Lüttich. He remained till 1944 in Lüttich, then joined to the Opera House in Bordeaux and was active in the 1946-1947 season at the Opera House of Nice. In  the 1947-1952 seasons he belonged to the ensemble of the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where he appeared till 1958. He appeared also at the Opera House of Antwerp. He pmade guest appearances also in Monte Carlo (1946), SwitzerlandGermany, North Africa and USA. His most important roles were the Arnoldo in G. Rossini’s ‘’Wilhelm Tell’’, Raoul in G. Meyerbeer’s ‘’Huguenots’’, José in ‘’Carmen’’, Julien in ‘’Louise’’, Eleazar in ‘’La Juive’’, Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, Radames in ‘’Aida’’, Avito in ‘’L'Amore dei tre Re’’, Luigi in ‘’Il Tabarro’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1941 Lüttich Opera House
1946-1947 Nice Opera House
1947-1952 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie


La Muette de Portici (Auber): Amour sacré de la Patrie with Julien Haas

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