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Marcus DeLoach

Departments:

Voice and Opera

    • B.M., The Juilliard School

      M.M., The Juilliard School

      D.M.A., Rice University-The Shepherd School of Music

       

      Marcus DeLoach has appeared as baritone soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and many other orchestras. His performances have included collaborations with conductors Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Kristjan Järvi, Gerard Schwartz, and John Mauceri. He has also appeared regularly with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and the rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

       

      DeLoach’s international opera career has included performances at Teatro Comunale di Bolzano (Italy), Opera Ireland, Seattle Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Tulsa Opera, Bard Summerscape Festival, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Nashville Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Utah Opera, American Opera Projects, On Site Opera, and New York City Opera, where he was a principal artist from 2000-2006.

       

      With a deep commitment to the creation and promotion of contemporary vocal music, DeLoach has premiered numerous modern operas and recorded several CDs. His own children’s opera Mooch the Messy (based on the book by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) has had four productions since its inception in 2010, including performances by Boston Conservatory and Tulsa Opera’s outreach programs.

       

      In 1997 DeLoach was unanimously voted the first place winner of London's inaugural Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has also received honors from Opera Index, Albanese-Puccini, Rosa Ponselle, Liederkranz, and George London foundations, the Young Concert Artists International, The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Metropolitan Opera National Council, and The Gaddes Fund.

       

      In addition to Juilliard and The Shepherd School of Music, DeLoach has studied at Music Academy of the West, Merola Opera Program, New England Conservatory, and the Britten-Pears School (England). He has trained in voice with Edward Zambara, Ruth Falcon, Fred Carama, and Dr. Stephen King; in acting with Frank Corsaro, Ted Altschuler, and Elizabeth Browning; and has coached with Graham Johnson, Warren Jones, and Marilyn Horne.

       

      As a teacher and clinician DeLoach has presented vocal science classes at Rice University and Wolf Trap Opera, and given master classes at colleges and music schools across the country. His musical scholarship concentrates on the early vocal works of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

       

       

    • Articles
      “Arthur Foxton Ferguson: A Vaughan Williams Singer and Collaborator,” The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society Journal, ed. William Hedley, 62 (February 2015): 9-12.

      Books and Scores
      Ralph Vaughan Williams: Two Vocal Duets. ed. Marcus DeLoach. Stainer & Bell, 2017 (premiere edition)

      Compositions
      Look Up into the Heavens. Philadelphia: MCDE Music Publishing, 2017.
      (an anthem for SSATBB and organ, commissioned by Music Director Elizabeth Braden for the Chancel Choir, Wallingford Presbyterian Church)

      Four Robinson Songs. Philadelphia: MCDE Music Publishing, 2015.
      (a song cycle for baritone and piano based on the poetry of Weldon Kees, by permission of the University of Nebraska Press)

      Dakota Land. Philadelphia: MCDE Music Publishing, 2015.
      (fold-song arr. for tenor, piano and chorus, ad. lib)

      The Prayer of St. Francis. Houston: MCDE Music Publishing, 2013.
      (a cappella choral anthem for SSAATTBB, commissioned by Music Minister Steven Newberry for the St. John the Divine Choral, The Church of John the Divine)

      Four Kurt Weill Popular Songs. Houston: unpublished, 2012.
      (arr. for baritone and chamber orchestra, by permission of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and Schott, Inc.)

      Mooch the Messy: an Opera for Children. Based on the book by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, New York: MCDE Music Publishing, 2008.

       

    • Reviews

      Press Quotes:

      "Marcus DeLoach's buoyant Figaro gave us a fun, rousing account of the jig-like number at the end of Act 1 declaring, "I'm getting the spring back in my feet." At that point, it was exactly what the audience needed." - Opera News, Joshua Rosenblum, September 2017

      "As Figaro Marcus DeLoach added a handsome clarity to the unbridled scurrying." - Musical America WorldwideBruce Hodges,6.23.17

      "Musically, the performance was remarkably good on Thursday night, with a strong cast: Marcus DeLoach as Figaro;..."- The New York Times, JamesOestriech, 6.23.17

      "Lenormand ... and veteran baritone DeLoach both elevated the music to its full sonorous potential."- Parterrebox, Joel Rosen, 6.21.17

      "Musically, the efficiency was remarkably good on Thursday night time, with a robust solid: Marcus DeLoach as Figaro;"- Tech News Base, Michelle V. Agins/The New York Instance, 6.23.17

      " Marcus DeLoach, Figaro, now major domo in the Almaviva home in Paris, had a firm, authoritative baritone."- Berkshire Fine Arts, Susan Hall, 6.25.17

      Broadway World: New recroding of Fellow Travelers - Cincinnati Opera

      Opera News: Breaking the Waves

      The Wall Street Journal: Breaking the Waves

      Temple News: "Professor performs in new opera."

      Cincinnati Opera production of Fellow Travelers in the New York Times

      YouTube promo: Fellow Travelers

      Fellow Travelers on NPR

      Recordings

      Marcus DeLoach: American Song. Marcus DeLoach & Thomas Bagwell, piano. One Soul Records 828867001721 (2005).

      Les Huguenots. American Symphony Orchestra & Leon Botstein. American Symphony Orchestra B00419500G (2010).

      The Construction of Boston. Boston Cecilia Chorus & Donald Teeters. Naxos 8.669018 (2008).

      Jewish Operas, Vol. 2. Milken Archive, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, & Carol Meyer. Naxos 8.559450 (2006).

      Marilyn Horne Foundation Presents On Wings Of Song: the 1999-2000 Broadcast Season of its Vocal Recital Series. Marilyn Horne, Stephanie Blythe, David Daniels, et al. The Marilyn Horne Foundation (2001).

    • 2018
      Fellow Travelers / Senator Joseph McCarthy/ Estonian Frank/ Interrogator, Chicago Lyric Opera
      Brahms Requiem / baritone soloist, Choral Artists of Sarasota
      Trouble in Tahiti / Sam, Boston Lyric Opera

      2017
      Fellow Travelers / Estonian Frank/Interrogator/Senator Joseph McCarthy, Cincinnati Opera (world premiere)
      Breaking the Waves / Minister, PROTOTYPE (New York premiere)
      Carmina Burana / baritone soloist, York Symphony Orchestra
      Masterclass, University of Colorado Boulder
      Messiah / bass soloist, Tucson Symphony Orchestra
      Masterclass, Ithaca College
      The Magic Flute / Second Armored Man, Opera Philadelphia
      La mère coupable / Figaro, On Site Opera (American premiere)

      2016
      Breaking the Waves / Minister, Opera Philadelphia (world premiere)
      A Sea Symphony / baritone soloist, York Symphony Orchestra
      “My Favorite Things: the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein” Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
      Cold Mountain / Owen, Ethan, & Homeguard, Opera Philadelphia (debut)


      2015
      Messiah / bass soloist, Tucson Symphony Orchestra
      Masterclass, Towson University
      Turandot / Ping, Wichita Grand Opera (debut)
      Masterclass, Opera Academy of the Midwest
      Masterclass, Brown University