Dutch conductor Enrico Delamboye studied piano with Joop Celis and orchestra conducting with Jan Stulen, both at the Conservatory of Maastricht. Next to his studies, he also took viola lessons. He took part in Master classes of a.o. Roberto Benzi.
As of 2000/2001 he was engaged as conductor and repetitor at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. In 2004 Enrico Delamboye was appointed ‘erster Kapellmeister’ at the Wuppertaler Bühnen.
His international break-through
followed when Markus Stenz asked him to accept the position of principal conductor at the Oper Köln from 2005/6, where he conducted two to three new productions each season as well as several revivals. As of the 2009/10 season, he is the new GMD at the Theater Koblenz.
Next to these engagements, Enrico Delamboye conducts at houses such as the Komische Oper and Philharmonie in Berlin, as well as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. For several years, he was principal guest conductor at the Staatstheater Mainz. In addition, he is a regular guest at the Limburg Symphony Orchestra en recently conducted a new production of Faust at the Theater Basel. He made his debut at the Brabants Orkest conducting the season’s opening concerts, as well as the opening of the 2009/10 season at the Theater Basel, conducting Madama Butterfly.
A German Kapellmeister conducts opera, ballet and symphonic programs. Enrico Delamboye has now built an extensive repertoire of around fifty symphonic pieces such as well-known symphonies and concerts of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms, but also Berio’s Rendering, Ives’ Decoration Day, Ligeti’s Ramifications, and Schnittke’s viola concerto.
Furthermore, he has already conducted fifty different operas, among which the well-known Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini operas; but also Fidelio, Carmen, Hänsel und Gretel, Werther, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Die verkaufte Braut, Die Fledermaus and Der Freischütz. He also conducts contemporary operas such as Berg’s Wozzeck, Amahl and the Night Visitors of Menotti and Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. His repertoire also includes Wagner’s Tannhäuser and Rheingold.
He has been leading orchestra rehearsals and concerts, ballet and opera performances virtually every day during the past eight years, therefore Enrico Delamboye can be considered one of the more experienced conductors of his generation.