Born in the Bronx, Mr. Malamood studied in New York – operatic singing with various teachers and cantorial singing with Moshe Ganchoff.
His first major performance was of Pagliacci in Philadelphia in 1970, replacing Richard Tucker.
From there he sang at numerous European opera houses, including the Vienna State Opera and in Tel Aviv. During his eight years with
the New York City Opera he specialized in Italian roles, and also appeared at the Met replacing Luciano Pavarotti in the title role of
Malamood who worked 21 years as cantor at the Concord Resort Hotel in the Catskills,
leading vacationing Jews in prayer on the High Holy Days, sued the hotel for $5 million, contending he was fired during fall 1988
because he has cancer.
Malamood died on September 23, 1989 in New York City of cancer Saturday at his home on West 68th Street in Manhattan. He was 57 years old.
Reference: The New York Times