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Marcus DeLoach


Vocal Arts

    • 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 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, the PROTOTYPE Festival, 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)

      The Lord is My Shepherd. Philadelphia: MCDE Music Publishing, 2019. (an anthem for SATB and organ, commissioned by Music Director Elizabeth Braden for the Chancel Choir, Wallingford Presbyterian Church)

      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:

      “Baritone Marcus DeLoach seems born to Brahms, his voice focused, resonant, and sympathetic to the text.”
      -Herald-Tribune, Gayle Williams, February 17, 2019

      Marcus DeLoach’s “rich baritone mesmerizes on his serenade”, Linda Loomis, February 2, 2019

      “... Marcus DeLoach’s performance was vocally secure and nuanced, projecting midcentury alpha-male swagger but also glimpses of the void within.”
      - The Boston Globe, Jeremy Eichler, May 13, 2018

      “Among the strong supporting cast, Marcus DeLoach makes a suitably blustery McCarthy.”
      - Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein, March 18, 2018

      "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 Worldwide, Bruce Hodges, June 23, 2017

      "Musically, the performance was remarkably good on Thursday night, with a strong cast: Marcus DeLoach as Figaro;..."
      - The New York Times, James Oestriech, June 23, 2017

      "Lenormand ... and veteran baritone DeLoach both elevated the music to its full sonorous potential."
      - Parterrebox, Joel Rosen, June 21, 2017

      “Louche trombone notes introduce the character of Senator Joseph McCarthy, one of several roles sung by the glinting, muscular baritone Marcus DeLoach.”
      - New York Times, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, June 20, 2016

      Boston Globe: Behind the white picket fence, portraits of a jagged loneliness

      On Site Opera's "The Guilty Mother" at The Garage

      Broadway World: New recording 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


      Spears, Gregory. Fellow Travelers. w. Cincinnati Opera and Mark Gibson. Fanfare Cincinnati. FC-011. CD. 2017.

      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).

    • 2020
      Listen to the Earth / soloist, Choral Artists of Sarasota (world premiere)

      Carmina Burana / soloist, Monmouth Civic Chorus
      Recital, Songs of Duparc with Marie-France Lefebvre, Cincinnati Song Initiative
      Fellow Travelers / Senator Joseph McCarthy, Interrogator, and Estonian Frank, Arizona Opera
      Don Giovanni / Don Giovanni, Syracuse Opera
      Master class, Syracuse University
      Brahms Requiem / soloist, Choral Artists of Sarasota

      Fellow Travelers / Senator Joseph McCarthy, Interrogator, and Estonian Frank, PROTOTYPE (NY premiere)
      Fellow Travelers / Senator Joseph McCarthy, Interrogator, and Estonian Frank, Chicago Lyric Opera
      Trouble in Tahiti / Sam, Boston Lyric Opera
      Trouble in Tahiti / Sam, Twickenham Fest
      El retablo de maese Pedro / Don Quixote, The Knights
      War Requiem (Britten)/soloist, Tulsa Symphony
      Master class, University of Tulsa

      Fellow Travelers / Senator Joseph McCarthy, Interrogator, and Estonian Frank, Cincinnati Opera (world premiere)
      Breaking the Waves / Minister, PROTOTYPE (NY premiere)
      Carmina Burana / soloist, York Symphony Orchestra
      Master class, University of Colorado Boulder
      Messiah / soloist, Tucson Symphony Orchestra
      Master class, Ithaca College
      Wolf-in-Skins / Gilfaethwy the False, American Opera Projects & Philadelphia Dance Projects
      The Magic Flute / Second Armored Man, Opera Philadelphia
      La mère coupable / Figaro, On Site Opera (American premiere)

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