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Mark Delavan

 
Bio:
A crossover artist of immense skill, Mark Delavan has proved himself a strong character actor on stages throughout the country. Most recently, Delavan starred as Phil Arkin in Milk and Honey with York Theatre Company, to critical acclaim. Of his performance, critics hailed his “rich, resonant ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
A crossover artist of immense skill, Mark Delavan has proved himself a strong character actor on stages throughout the country. Most recently, Delavan starred as Phil Arkin in Milk and Honey with York Theatre Company, to critical acclaim. Of his performance, critics hailed his “rich, resonant ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Production, 2004
Sweeney Todd

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Mark Delavan, Matt Scollin Photo

Mark Delavan, Matt Scollin

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Leah Crocetto, Mark Delavan Photo

Leah Crocetto, Mark Delavan

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Mark Delavan, Leah Crocetto Photo

Mark Delavan, Leah Crocetto

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Mark Delavan, Thiago Arancam Photo

Mark Delavan, Thiago Arancam

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Mark Delavan

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Production, 2004
Sweeney Todd

Mark Delavan Biography

A crossover artist of immense skill, Mark Delavan has proved himself a strong character actor on stages throughout the country. Most recently, Delavan starred as Phil Arkin in Milk and Honey with York Theatre Company, to critical acclaim. Of his performance, critics hailed his “rich, resonant voice,” with “impressively clear high notes.” Also a singer of “incisive vocal power and fierce theatrical acuity,” he is sought after throughout the United States and Europe for the most demanding roles in his operatic repertoire. He regularly appears in the title roles of Der fliegende HollĂ€nder, Falstaff, and Rigoletto, and as Iago in Otello, Scarpia in Tosca, Jochanaan in Salome, and Amonasro in Aida. This season, Delavan sings Scarpia in Tosca with Pittsburgh Opera, Jochannan in Salome with Florida Grand Opera, and Wotan in Das Rheingold with Arizona Opera and Fort Worth Opera.

In recent seasons, Mark Delavan sang Amonasro in Aida at the Metropolitan Opera and Jack Rance in La faniculla del West at Michigan Opera Theatre; returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Jupiter in Die liebe der Danae and Alfio/Tonio in the double-bill of Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci; returned to Pittsburgh Opera in the title role of Nabucco and dĂ©buted as Jochanaan in Salome at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova under Fabio Luisi; sang Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West at Santa Fe Opera; returned to San Francisco Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Scarpia; created the role of Giovanni in the world premiĂšre of Marco Tutino’s Two Women (La Ciociara) at San Francisco Opera; and was heard in Kurt Weill’s The Road of Promise with the Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall and with the New York Choral Society in Mendelssohn’s St. Paul.

Additionally, Mr. Delavan took his interpretation of Wotan to the Deutsche Oper Berlin after successful performances at the Metropolitan Opera under Fabio Luisi in cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen. He was seen as Don Carlo in La forza del destino at Washington National Opera, as well as the Dutchman with Arizona Opera and the Four Villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann at Palm Beach Opera. Other highlights include performances of Gianciotto in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role in Rigoletto for Pittsburgh Opera, Scarpia in Tosca for San Francisco Opera, the Dutchman in Der fliegende HollĂ€nder at the Princeton Music Festival, and Amonasro in Aida at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under James Conlon.

Mr. Delavan was heard as Wotan for Deutsche Oper Berlin, in performances of Das Rheingold and Siegfried with Donald Runnicles. He was heard as Scarpia in performances for the Canadian Opera Company and Pittsburgh Opera, and returned to Santa Fe Opera as Mandryka in a new production of Arabella. Mr. Delavan expanded his repertoire, adding the roles of Jupiter in Die Liebe der Danae for Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Renato in Un ballo in Maschera for Lyric Opera of Chicago. He was also heard as Iago for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Opera Company of Philadelphia, Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West for Den Jyske Opera, Jochanaan for Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Falstaff for Pittsburgh Opera, Amonasro for Atlanta Opera, Wotan in Das Rheingold and Die WalkĂŒre, and as Scarpia, both with Deutsche Oper Berlin, as Jochanaan in concert for the Prague State Opera, and in his first performances as Wotan in Die WalkĂŒre for San Francisco Opera.

At the Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Delavan has earned public and critical acclaim for his company début as Amonasro in Aida. He has also sung the title roles of Simon Boccanegra and Nabucco, and has appeared as Scarpia, Tomsky in Pique Dame, Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana, Carlo in La forza del destino and as Gerard in a major revival of Andrea Chénier.

The press has praised Mark Delavan’s performances as Amfortas in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of Parsifal, and his creation of the role of Snooks Brenner in the world premiùre of William Bolcom’s A Wedding, directed by Robert Altman and conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. With Lyric Opera of Chicago, Mr. Delavan has appeared as Alfio/Tonio in Cavalleria rusticana/I pagliacci, and as as Germont in La traviata. He has also appeared in new productions by Robert Carsen of Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride (Louis Langrùe conducting) and by David McVicar of Verdi’s Il trovatore (Bruno Bartoletti conducting).

A popular performer with the New York City Opera, Mr. Delavan has sung in numerous productions with the company, including the title roles in Der fliegende HollĂ€nder, Rigoletto, Macbeth, and Falstaff, as well as starring in the title role of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd to great critical acclaim. Mr. Delavan’s NYCO credits also include the roles of the four villains in Les contes d’Hoffman, Scarpia (telecast live on PBS for ‘Live From Lincoln Center’), Ezio in Attila, Escamillo in Carmen, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, the Duke of Nottingham in Roberto Devereux and in new productions of The Ballad of Baby Doe as Horace Tabor, Il trittico as Michele and Gianni Schicchi, and Salome.

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Mr. Delavan earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oral Roberts University. He was a national finalist of the Metropolitan Opera auditions and an Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera.





Mark Delavan News

Opera Maine Presents Richard Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN As The Centerpiece Of Its 2 Photo Opera Maine Presents Richard Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN As The Centerpiece Of Its 27th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022

Opera Maine will present The Flying Dutchman at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine on Wednesday, July 27 and Friday, July 29, 2022. The opera will be sung in German with English supertitles. It will be sung in two acts with one intermission.

Dallas Opera Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Dallas Opera Announces 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Programming for The Dallas Opera’s 2022/2023 Season was announced today by Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera’s Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, and Emmanuel Villaume, the Mrs. Eugene McDermott Music Director, in celebration of the company’s 65th Anniversary.

Opera Maine Presents Richard Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Photo Opera Maine Presents Richard Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

Maestro Israel Gurksy conducts the Opera Maine Orchestra in his fifth appearance with the company. Dona D. Vaughn, Artistic Director, directs the talented cast headed by Mark Delavan as the Dutchman, Felicia Moore as Senta, Richard Bernstein as Daland, Norman Reinhardt as Erik, Jonathan Boyd as the Steersman, and Sahoko Sato Timpone as Mary.

North Carolina Opera Announces 2021-22 Season Photo North Carolina Opera Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

North Carolina Opera's General Director, Eric Mitchko has announced the company's upcoming 2021-22 season. The season will open on November 14 with Beethoven's only opera FIDELIO, followed by two timeless classics, Puccini's LA BOHÈME (Jan. 28 & 30) and Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Apr. 8 & 10).

Opera At Florham Presents SPRING AHEAD TO OPERA Photo Opera At Florham Presents SPRING AHEAD TO OPERA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021

Opera at Florham presents 'Spring Ahead to Opera.' Join them for an incredibly special Musicale featuring Metropolitan Opera stars Mark Delavan, Baritone, and Kathryn Krasovec, Mezzo-Soprano, with our Artistic Director and piano accompanist Mary Pinto on Sunday April 18, 2021 at 3 p.m. Narration provided by Mariana Karpatova.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 11- with Emily Skinner, Brandon Victor Dixon,  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 11- with Emily Skinner, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 11, 2021

Today (March 11) in live streaming: Emily Skinner visits Backstage Live, Brandon Victor Dixon joins Black Broadway Men, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 3/11: ROCK OF AGES Reunion Concert Announced, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/11: ROCK OF AGES Reunion Concert Announced, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2021

Today's top stories: Rock of Ages reunion concert announced, Sara Bareilles delivers Waitress 'turn off your phone' message in Japanese, and more!

The Metropolitan Opera Announces Two-Week Schedule For Nightly Met Opera Streams, Cel Photo The Metropolitan Opera Announces Two-Week Schedule For Nightly Met Opera Streams, Celebrating Women's History Month
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2021

The Met has announced themed lineups for two weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company's website during the coronavirus closure. 

VOICExperience Unveils Milnes VOICE Award Recipient and Announces Virtual Fundraising Photo VOICExperience Unveils Milnes VOICE Award Recipient and Announces Virtual Fundraising Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2021

Today, VOICExperience has announced that the non-profit organization’s annual gala will take place via its web-based streaming service at 7 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The fundraiser will be hosted by legendary baritone & VOICE Co-Founder, Sherrill Milnes and will take place online to protect the health and safety of singers and patrons.

VIDEO: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Martina Arroyo, Jon Burton, and More Take Part in UN  Photo VIDEO: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Martina Arroyo, Jon Burton, and More Take Part in UN ZOOMO IN MASCHERA Fundraiser
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2020

As the year 2020 draws to a close, stars past and present of New York City Opera (NYCO) have come to the aid of “The People’s Opera” by participating in Un Zoomo in Maschera, a word from the artists of New York City Opera, a special year-end fundraiser which was be released today.

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VIDEO: New York City Opera Creates UN ZOOMO IN MASCHERA VideoVIDEO: New York City Opera Creates UN ZOOMO IN MASCHERA
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2020

As the year 2020 draws to a close, stars past and present of New York City Opera (NYCO) have come to the aid of “The People’s Opera” by participating in Un Zoomo in Maschera, a word from the artists of New York City Opera, a special year-end fundraiser which will be released on social media today.