Lisa Delan

Soprano

Lisa Delan

American soprano Lisa Delan has won acclaim as an outstanding interpreter of a vast repertoire. She is recognized for her versatility and breadth of accomplishment in opera, song and recording.

Ms. Delan's interpretive and technical skill in art song brought her to the finals of the 1999 Naumberg International Vocal Competition. Other recognition came from singing the title role in the world premiere of Gordon Getty’s Joan and the Bells in 1998, a role she has since reprised in France, Germany, the US and Russia, and in the 2002 recording for PentaTone Classics. Critics have praised her depiction of Joan of Arc as "beautifully sung" (International Record Review), "refreshingly unpretentious" (Gramophone Magazine), and "a role she has made her own, with the kind of pure tone one expects of a saint-to-be and the passion one expects from a 19-year-old girl going to her death. Miss Delan is exceptional" (Nevada Events).

Lisa Delan has performed on some of the world's leading concert stages including Lincoln Center, the Auditiorio Nacional in Madrid, the Moscow Conservatory, and in special appearance at Windsor Castle. Her festival appearances include the Bad Kissingen Festival in Germany, the Colmar Festival in France and the Rachmaninoff Festival in Novgorod, Russia, the Festival del Sole in Napa Valley, California and at the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy in 2007.

As a recital artist, her repertoire encompasses from the Baroque to the contemporary and she is privileged to collaborate with composers whose musical lives are still works in progress: Ms. Delan has performed and recorded the music of William Bolcom, John Corigliano, David Garner, Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie, Andrew Imbrie, and Luna Pearl Woolf, among others. Her debut solo recording with pianist Kristin Pankonin and guest artists Matt Haimovitz and Susanne Mentzer, And If the Song Be Worth a Smile, was released by PentaTone Classics in March 2009, followed by her new recording of Gordon Getty’s The White Election, released in April 2009.

Lisa Delan and Flutist Maxim Rubstov at Festival del Sole 2012.

Performances with the RNO

September 2016

In Russia

23 Fri

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Classical Music in 3D

Getty
Young America
Claude Debussy
La Mer ("The Sea")
Getty
Mephistofeles to Faust
Gretchen to Faust
Holst
The Planets
Conductor:

Vladislav Lavrik

Guest Artists:

Pyotr Migunov, Bass

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Yurlov State Academic Choir

2016 RNO Grand Festival

February 2016

On Tour

21 Sun

Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco

CA

Program

Shostakovich
Festive Overture
Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto no.2
Getty
Gretchen to Faust (dedicated to the memory of Andrew Getty)
Stravinsky
The Firebird (1945)
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Yuja Wang, Piano

Lisa Delan, Soprano

25th Anniversary US Tour

April 2015

On Tour

12 Sun

Auditorium de Lyon

Lyon

Program

Getty
Joan and the Bells
Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 1, in F-sharp minor
Tchaikovsky
Sleeping Beauty, arr. by Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor:

Lawrence Foster

Guest Artists:

Lise de la Salle, Piano

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Lester Lynch, Baritone

Lyon Choir of Bernard Tétu, Choir

2015 European Tours

September 2012

In Russia

16 Sun

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Franz Joseph Haydn
Piano Concerto in D major
Gordon Getty
Joan and the Bells, cantata for soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra, for the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Kanon Matsuda, Piano

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Konstantin Shushakov, Baritone

Yurlov State Academic Choir

2012 RNO Grand Festival

February 2010

On Tour

23 Tue

First Congregational Church

Berkeley

CA

Program

Gordon Getty
The White Election
Funded by the Koret Foundation, this performance is part of Cal Performances' 2009-10 Koret Recital Series. Lisa Delan teams up with Mikhail Pletnev for this performance of Getty's song cycle based on 32 poems by Emily Dickinson. Meant to tell her remarkable story in her own words, The White Election traces the arc of Dickinson's life in mid-19th century America.
Guest Artists:

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Mikhail Pletnev

20th Anniversary US Tour

On Tour

19 Fri

Zellerbach Auditorium

Berkeley

CA

Program

Pletnev
Yeats Song Cycle, based on three poems by William Butler Yeats
Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Stefan Jackiw, Violin

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Volti, Chorus

20th Anniversary US Tour

October 2005

In Russia

16 Sun

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Franck
Pastorale and Chorale
Strauss, R.
Four Last Songs
Getty
Ancestor Suite

This concert is sponsored by KPMG

Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artist:

Lisa Delan, Soprano

2005-2006 Season

July 2004

On Tour

25 Sun

Zellerbach Hall

Berkeley

CA

Location

Program

John Adams
The Chairman Dances
Gordon Getty
Joan and the Bells
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6
Presented by Cal Performances
Conductor:

Charles Ketcham

Guest Artists:

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Vladimir Chernov, Baritone

Summer 2004 RNO-Grove Street Winery Concert Series

March 2004

On Tour

27 Sat

St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Windsor

Location

  • St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
  • Time: 12 AM

Program

Sir Paul Getty Memorial Concert
Jean Sibelius
Prelude to The Tempest
Suite No. 1 from The Tempest
Gordon Getty
Joan and the Bells -- Cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra (UK premiere)
Mikhail Pletnev
Setting of a poem by William Butler Yeats for soprano, chorus and orchestra (world premiere)
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Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Vladimir Chernov, Baritone

The Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, with London Voices

Spring 2004 European Tour

July 2003

On Tour

19 Sat

Regentenbau Grosser Saal

Bad Kissingen

Location

Program

Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto
Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet (selections)
Gordon Getty
Joan and the Bells
Conductor:

Alexander Vedernikov

Guest Artists:

Liza Rybentseva, Violin

Akiko Suwanai, Violin

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Vladimir Chernov, Baritone

Eric Ericson Chamber Choir

Summer 2003 European Tour

On Tour

13 Sun

St. Matthew's Church

Colmar

Program

Penderecki
Stabat Mater
Gordon Getty
Joan and the Bells
Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2
Conductor:

Alexander Vedernikov

Guest Artists:

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Akiko Suwanai, Violin

Vladimir Chernov, Baritone

Summer 2003 European Tour

November 2002

On Tour

08 Fri

Concert Hall, Maison de la Culture de Bourges

Bourges

Location

Program

Prokofiev
Classical Symphony
Gordon Getty
Joan and the Bells
Rachmaninov
Piano concerto #2
Conductor:

Alexander Vedernikov

Guest Artists:

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Vladimir Chernov, Baritone

Mikhail Rudy, Piano

2002 European Concert Tour

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace