At the age of six, Denzil Delaere joined the public music academy of Deinze to study piano and saxophone with Daan vandewalle and Stefaan Cornelis. At 14 he entered the School of Art of Ghent where he was taught piano as well as the art of singing (by Philippe Wesemael and Sabine Haenebalcke). He graduated with highest honors in 2008 and was subsequently admitted at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent where he completed his vocal education with Marcos Pujol and Gidon Saks. He graduated from the Conservatory with Master degree in 2013. Eventually he combined two postgraduates, one at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and the other at the International Opera Academy Ghent. Within this framework Denzil Delaere sang Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at Summer Opera Festival Alden-Biesen 2014 and was engaged to cover the role at La Monnaie (direction Kr. Warlikowski). Subsequently he participated in IOA's production of Benoît Mernier's Frühlingserwachen, here directed by Guy Joosten and took furthermore part in the world première of Babel by composer Sam Vloemans at Opera Vlaanderen en Het Paleis Antwerpen.
from current season 2016/2017 on, Denzil Delaere wil join the soloist ensemble of the Opera House of Luzern (CH). He will take part in Zauberflöte (Tamino), Rigoletto (Borsa), and sing the tenor solo in Prometeo (Nono), Vespro della beata Virigine (Monteverdi) amongst others ...
More recently he made his debut at the Operahouses of Montpellier as Capitaine Ricardo in Chérubin (Massenet) and Liège (Opéra Royal de Wallonie), as Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor and Gervais in Manon (by Auber). Furthermore he takes part in the world première of Babel by composer Sam Vloemans at Opera Vlaanderen en Het Paleis Antwerpen
His opera repertoire includes The prologue (Turn of the Screw), Toby (The Medium), Arnalta (L' incoronazione di Poppea), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Jolicoeur (La Fourchette) and the title role in Mitridate, Re di Ponto...
Having developed a great affinity with concert and oratorio repertoires, he founded "La Chapelle Sauvage", enabling him to train and perform main works as Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium, Magnificat, Kaffeekantate, Missa Brevis in A major, Motets etc... He participated amongst others in the Matthew Passion with the
"European Inter Voices Choir", sang the tenor solo in Haydn's Creation with Apotheosis (under Korneel Bernolet) at Concertgebouw Brugge.
Equally at home in the "Lied" repertoire he has performed numerous recitals with selected songs by Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, Fauré, Poulenc, Rachmaninov. Whilst he was trained at Royal Conservatory of Ghent Denzil Delaere has developed a strong connection to contemporary music. Besides his participation in the world première of Acubens (main role), he has performed major works by Olivier Messiaen, Alban Berg, Wolfgang Rihm, Wim Hendrickx and John Cage and took part in the contemporary opera L'Algerino in Italia a parody on Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri by Joris Blanckaert.
cv update : season 2016/2017