Death of international bass, 57

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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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