Ariën Artists - Denzil Delaere, Tenor, Biography






The artist appeared at La Monnaie as Wirt in Der Rosenkavalier and Aristide the main tenor role n the world première of Philippe Boesmans last opera On purge bébé (a role he will revive at the Opera house of Lyon). At Grand Théâtre Geneva he participate in a new production of Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and in Voyage vers l’espoir (creation of the French version of Christian Jost’s opera Reise der Hoffnung).


will include his debuts as Antinoos in Hadrian by Rufus Wainwright, Alfredo (La Traviata) at the Summer Opera Festival Alden-Biesen, Goro (Madame Butterfly) in two different productions, Narraboth (Salome) and Roberto (Le Villi, Puccini) at Operazuid Maastricht. He also will sing Don Ottavio again.


It all started at the Opera House of Luzern (CH), where was engaged throughout the season (2016/2017) and sung among others his first Tamino (Zauberföte) and later on his first  Roberto in Maria Stuarda. Consecutively Denzil Delaere joined the young ensembles of the Flanders Opera and the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. Guest engagements included invitations by the Opera Houses of Montpellier and the Royal Opera House of Wallonie/Liège. He returned at Grand Théâtre Geneva to participate in Prokofiev’s Opus  Magnum War and peace ; at Nederlandse Reisopera in Puccini’s La Bohème as Rodolfo and as Hans in The Bartered Bride (Smetana) in a commplete new Dutch version. He also sang Luigi in a small-scale production of Il Tabarro (Puccini) and Gonzalve in L’heure espagnole (Ravel) at Flanders Opera.

He has furthermore been engaged to sing Brighella and Tanzmeister (Ariadne auf Naxos), Prince Arjuna in Satyagraha (Philip Glass) ; Messaggero (Aïda), Pedrillo in (Entführung aus dem Serail) at Grand Théâtre Geneva ; Janek (The Makropoulos Affair) at Janacek Festival Brno.

Noteworthy are his engagements by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra as Pietro in Die Gezeichneten (Franz Schreker) at Concertgebouw Amsterdam and as tenor solo in Sulamith (P.H. van Gilse), at Vredenburg, Utrecht.

The artists sang under the baton of are Paolo Arrivabeni, Dmitri Jurowski, Andrew Greenwood, Korneel Bernolet, Clemens Heil, Gabriel Venzago, Olof Boma, Stefan Klingele, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Tomas Netopil, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Alexander Joel, Cornelius Meister, Antonini Fogliani, Fabio Biondi, Ed Spanjaard and Bassem Akiki ...

In a constantly growing recital and concert activity Denzil Delaere participated in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Christmas-Oratorio, Kaffeekantate, Missa Brevis in A major, Matthew Passion, inHandel’s Messiah Haydn’s Creation and Mozart’s(Coronation Mass and Requiem).  His “Lied” repertoire includes songs by Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, Fauré, Poulenc and Rachmaninov.




cv update : season 2023-2024, November 2023. Please contact the agency to get the latest update of the artist's biographical details.


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