Death of a Belgian tenor, 82

Death of a Belgian tenor, 82


norman lebrecht

November 27, 2017

José Razador, a Belgian-Walloon tenor of Italian descent, started out as a soloist at the Liège Opéra in 1970. He went on to sing with Belgian and French companies for three decades.


His roles included Faust, Werther, Pinkerton, Luigi (Il Tabarro), Ismaele (Nabucco), Sou-chong, Macduff, Dimitri (Boris) , Mario (Tosca), Rodolfo (Bohème), Vladimir (Prince Igor), Barinkay (Zigeunerbaron), Fenton (Falstaff), the Duke in Rigoletto, Don José, Vasek (Bartered Bride), Rinuccio, Turiddu, Mylio, Canio, Nadir, Alfredo (Traviata).

He recorded two albums of operetta and Neapolitan songs and excerpts of Grétry’s Lucille.

His death is reported by operanostalgia.