Benjamin De Loache



Competition Winner

Born: September 11, 1905, Camden, South Carolina

Died: March 15, 1994, New Haven, Connecticut

Benjamin DeLoache, baritone, was born in Camden, SC in 1905. He studied voice at Curtis and made his singing debut in 1928 with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. He later made more than 30 solo appearances with Stokowski, including a leading role in the American premiere of Alban Berg's "Wozzeck." He also studied with the great Russian bass, Chaliapin. In 1935 he was a Naumburg winner and following his New York debut in Town Hall, performed regularly throughout the world, both as a recitalist and as a soloist with orchestras. Conductors he performed with included Sir Thomas Beecham, Robert Shaw and Paul Hindemith.

Mr. DeLoache began teaching on the 1940s at the Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan. From 1953 to 1974 he taught at the Yale School of Music earning the title of professor emeritus of voice when he retired. He maintained private studios in New York and New Haven.


1935 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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