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 Holländer, 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, starring as Phil Arkin in Milk and Honey with York Theatre Company, to critical acclaim.

Last season, Mr. Delavan performed the roles of Michele/Alfio in Tabbaro/Cavalleria Rusticana with Maryland Lyric Opera, Amfortas in Parsifal with Indiana University Opera Theater, and Jochanaan in Salome with the Dallas Symphony. 2020 and 2021 engagements were to include a return to the Metropolitan Opera for Tosca, Aida, Hansel and Gretel, and Rusalka, as well as performances as Telramund in Lohengrin with the Dallas Opera and Tonio in I Pagliacci with Michigan Opera Theater.

Earlier this year, Delavan joined the Glimmerglass Festival as the title role of Der fliegende Holländer for their concert entitled “Gods and Mortals” and returned to The Metropolitan Opera for Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg and Tosca. This season, engagements include a house debut as Scarpia in Tosca with Opera Naples, 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 roles of Malignac in Die Kathrin with the Folks Operetta in Chicago, and the Dutchman in Der fliegende Holländer with Opera Maine. Future engagements also include reprisals of the title role in Falstaff, Iago in Otello, and the Father in Hansel and Gretel with the Dallas Opera.