Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-Soprano

Pamela DellalMezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal’s singing has been praised for its “exquisite vocal color…matched by musical sensitivity.” She made her Lincoln Center debut under world-renowned conductor William Christie, singing Messiah with the Handel and Haydn Society at Avery Fisher Hall. She has also sung with Seiji Ozawa, Christopher Hogwood, Grant Llewellen, Paul McCreesh, Bernard Labadie and Roger Norrington. Other ensembles which have presented Ms. Dellal include the Tokyo Oratorio Society, the Lydian String Quartet, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Boston Baroque, the Boston Early Music Festival, Aston Magna, the Dallas Bach Society, the National Chamber Orchestra, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Dellal has received critical acclaim for performances of Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, Handel’s Messiah, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and C-minor Mass, and Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions. Her operatic roles include Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte, Erika in Barber’s Vanessa and Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. She has been a featured artist with the The Red House Opera Group, Prism Opera Company, Opera Aperta, Ocean State Lyric Opera, the New Boston Theatre Project, and the Opera Company of Boston, and has appeared in concerts in Europe, America, Australia and Japan.

A noted recitalist, Ms. Dellal has been featured in the FleetBoston Celebrity Series. As a member and Acting Director of Sequentia’s women’s ensemble Vox Feminae, Ms. Dellal has toured three continents and made numerous recordings of the music of Hildegard von Bingen, including the pivotal role of Anima in the production of Ordo Virtutum and solo work on the Grammy-nominated Canticles of Ecstasy. Ms. Dellal is a founding member of Favella Lyrica, an ensemble that performs music for two voices from the 17th and 18th centuries. She is also a frequent guest artist with Ensemble Chaconne, Dinosaur Annex, Boston Musica Viva, Coro Allegro and the Musicians of the Old Post Road. She has been alto soloist in the renowned Bach Cantata series presented by Emmanuel Music since 1984, having performed nearly all two-hundred of Bach’s sacred cantatas. Ms. Dellal’s repertoire encompasses an astounding range: from twelfth-century monody, through Renaissance lute songs, Baroque cantatas and oratorios, 18th–21st century art songs and opera, and premieres of works by contemporary composers such as Martin Boykan, Martin Brody, Edward Cohen, Ruth Lomon, Shulamit Ran, Fabio Vacchi, Judith Weir, Scott Wheeler, and others. She has recorded for Arabesque Records, Artona, BMG, CRI, Dorian, Meridian, and KOCH International Classics.