Mark Delavan


Mark Delavan, a singer of “incisive vocal power and fierce theatrical acuity,” 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 Holl nder, Falstaff, and Rigoletto, and as Iago in Otello, Scarpia in Tosca, Jochanaan in Salome, and Amonasro in Aida. In addition, as a strong character actor on stages throughout the country, he has proved himself a crossover artist of immense skill, staring as Phil Arkin in Milk and Honey with York Theatre Company, to critical acclaim. Earlier this year, he joined the Glimmerglass Festival as the title role of Der fliegende Holl nder for their concert entitled “Gods and Mortals” and return to The Metropolitan Opera for Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg and Tosca. This coming season, engagements include concert performances of Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for the Charleston Symphony, Posa in Don Carlos for Maryland Lyric Opera, as well as the lead role of Malignac in Erich Wolfgang Korngold's last opera, Die Kathrin with the Folks Operetta in Chicago.