Huttenlocher, Philippe, Swiss baritone; b. Neu-châtel, Nov. 29, 1942. He received vocal training in Fribourg, and then began his career with the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne and the Choeurs de la Foundation Gulbenkian in Lisbon. In 1975 he made his first appearance at the Zürich Opera as Monteverdi’s Orfeo, and thereafter sang various Baroque roles there. His guest engagements took him to such leading European music centers as London, Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Edinburgh, Montreux, Milan, and Strasbourg. He was especially admired for his interpretations of works by Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Charpentier, Carissimi, Bach, Handel, Rameau, Haydn, and Mozart.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire