Mark Delavan

Baritone Mark Delavan most recently appeared with San Francisco Opera as Scarpia in 2012's Tosca. He also recently appeared as Wotan/Wanderer in the 2011 Ring cycle, following his Wotan role debut in Company’s 2008 production of Das Rheingold and 2010’s Die Walküre. The Merola Opera Program alumnus and former Adler Fellow has appeared with the Company in seventeen productions ranging from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin to Puccini’s La Bohème. Career highlights include Iago (Otello) and Michele (Il Tabarro) with Los Angeles Opera; Amonasro (Aida) at the Metropolitan Opera; Scarpia at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Munich’s Bavarian State Opera; Amfortas (Parsifal), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci), Giorgio Germont (La Traviata), and Count di Luna (Il Trovatore) at Lyric Opera of Chicago; Jokanaan (Salome) in Barcelona, Berlin, and New York; the title role of Der Fliegende Holländer with New York City Opera; Jack Rance (La Fanciulla del West) at Covent Garden; and Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier), Tomsky (The Queen of Spades), and Alfio at the Met. His recent engagements include Wotan (Das Rheingold) and the Wanderer (Siegfried) in Berlin; Scarpia in Toronto, Mandryka (Arabella) with the Santa Fe Opera, as well as Scarpia and the title role of Rigoletto in Pittsburgh. This season, Delavan will perform the roles of Gianciotto (Francesca da Rimini) and Wotan and the Wanderer (Ring cycle) at the Met.