Pamela Dellal

Bach Institute Director & Intellectual Resources Curator

Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, acclaimed soloist and recitalist, has been praised for her “exquisite vocal color,” “musical sensitivity,” and “eloquent phrasing.” She sang the premiere of Harbison’s The Seven Ages in New York, San Francisco, Boston, and London; she debuted at the Kennedy Center under Julian Wachner in Bach’s Mass in B minor, and at Lincoln Center under William Christie in Handel’s Messiah. She has performed under Seiji Ozawa, Christopher Hogwood, Paul McCreesh, Bernard Labadie, and Roger Norrington. Ms. Dellal has performed leading roles in Handel’s Alcina, Britten’s Albert Herring and Rape of Lucretia, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Così fan tutte, Barber’s Vanessa, and Harbison’s Winter’s Tale. She has appeared with the Handel and Haydn Society, Aston Magna, Boston Early Music Festival, Tokyo Oratorio Society, Opera Company of Boston, the National Chamber Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and the Dallas Bach Society, and has performed in concert in major cities in Europe, the US, Australia and Japan. With Sequentia, Ms. Dellal has made numerous recordings of the music of Hildegard von Bingen, and has toured the US, Europe, and Australia. Passionate about chamber music, early music, and contemporary music, she performs frequently with Dinosaur Annex, Boston Musica Viva, Ensemble Chaconne, Blue Heron, and the Musicians of the Old Post Road. She has been a regular soloist in Emmanuel Music’s Bach Cantata Series since 1984, having performed almost all 200 of Bach’s sacred cantatas. Ms. Dellal has made over 30 recordings on various labels. She currently serves on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.