Death of international bass, 57

Death of international bass, 57


norman lebrecht

September 15, 2019

We have been informed of the passing of the Dutch bass singer Jaco Huijpen at his birthplace, Assendelft.

A stalwart of opera companies in Munich and Amsterdam, he performed with Haitink, Gergiev, Nagano, Ivor Bolton and other leading maestros.

No further details are presently available.


  • JR says:

    One of the nicest colleagues you could hope to work with. A wonderful all round artist who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

  • AB says:

    A very nice and kind colleague, extremely modest, professtional and warm person – that is how I experienced him during several collaborations. I will miss him a lot. R. I. P.