|born on||18 August 1933 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Bellevaux Ligneuville, Belgium, 50n24, 6e0|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||25°28' 28°48 Asc. 01°51'|
Belgian operatic bass, who made his debut in 1960 at La Monnaie, singing Charon in L'Orfeo. He appeared at major opera houses throughout Europe, including the Royal Opera House, La Scala, and the Palais Garnier; he also sang at opera houses in North and South America. He was known for playing roles from a variety of operatic traditions, from Monteverdi to Berg, but he was perhaps most famous for singing the comic role of Ochs in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.
He began his career as a teacher of German, French and history before turning to professional singing. After becoming successful in opera, he continued to teach music at the Royal Music Conservatory in Brussels.
He died on 2 December 1996 in Waterloo.
Michaël Mandl quotes birth record .
Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file, p. 14.
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Bass)