Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano

 

uncommon intelligence, imagination and textual awareness...
photo credit: Lynn McCann

 

 

Pamela Dellal Discography

Recordings with Emmanuel Music:

J.S. Bach: St. John Passion (1725 Version)
Koch International, KIC-CD 7476-2

The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music
Craig Smith, conductor

"Pamela Dellal's movingly expressive "Es ist vollbracht"...[her] solo contribution stands head and shoulders above anything else in the performance." Brian Robins, Fanfare Magazine

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the First and Second Sundays after Trinity
Koch International, KIC-CD 7535-2

BWV 75, BWV 76, BWV 39, BWV 2, BWV 20
The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music
Craig Smith, conductor

"...sung here with all due gravity by Pamela Dellal (arguably the finest of the soloists)..."
Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone Magazine

J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas
Koch International, KIC-CD 7462-2

BWV 40, BWV 121, BWV 133, BWV 151
The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music
Craig Smith, conductor

" Perhaps the most beautiful singing lies in...Pamela Dellal's limber, lustrous, intelligent delivery of the mezzo aria in "In Jesu Demut kann ich Trost." Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe

Recordings with Favella Lyrica:

Sweet Torment: Virtuoso Duets of 17th Century Italy and Germany
KOCH International, KIC-CD 7252-2

"...altogether captivating album...
the combination of the performers' fiery enthusiasm and the composer's passionate settings...is irresistible."
The Denver Post

 

Favella - Sweet Torment

Blind Love, Cruel Beauty: Vocal Duets of G.F. Handel 
KOCH International, KIC-CD-7298-2 

"Pamela Murray and Pamela Dellal are both accomplished singers, well able to tackle the divisions cleanly...Dellal, who sings as both soprano and alto, offers a pleasantly full and mellow lower and middle register but also tackles notes above the treble stave surely.”
SS, Gramophone Magazine

Favella - Handel

A New Sappho: The Art of Barbara Strozzi and Nicolò Fontei
KOCH International, KIC-CD 7491-2

"The two singers are firmly locked into the dramatic essence of this music, sculpting and shading each word with infinite care...the two voices float...with a heaven bound lightness that is unforgettable." 
Fanfare Magazine

Favella - Sappho

Recordings with Blue Heron Renaissance Choir:

Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, vol. 3 - Nicholas Ludford: Missa Inclina Cor Meum;
John Mason: Ave Fuit Prima Salus

BHCD 1004

 

Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, vol. 2 - Nicholas Ludford: Missa Regnum Mundi;
Richard Pygott: Salve Regina

BHCD 1003

 

Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, vol. 1 -
Hugh Aston: Three Marian Antiphons

BHCD 1002

Blue Heron Peterhouse 1

 

Guillaume Du Fay: Motets.Hymns.Chansons.Sanctus Papale

BHCD 1001 

Blue Heron - Du Fay

Recordings with Sequentia:

Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (Anima)

BMG/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77394-2

"The task for the singers...is to have [the music] well up out of their bodies, whole. Pamela Dellal as the Soul...excels at this...Go to hear [her]." – Paul Griffiths, The New York Times

"...the main character of the story...beautifully realized in voice and body by Pamela Dellal..."
– Ursula Andkjær, Berlingske Tidende (Copenhagen)

"...sung admirably by Pamela Dellal..." – Barry Millington, The Times (London)

 

Sequentia - Ordo

Hildegard von Bingen: Saints BMG/DHM 77378-2

Sequentia - Saints

 

Hildegard von Bingen: O Jerusalem

BMG/DHM 77378-2

Sequentia - Jerusalem

 

Hildegard von Bingen: Voice of the Blood  

BMG/DHM 77346-2

Sequentia - Blood

 

Hildegard von Bingen: Canticles of Ecstasy  

BMG/DHM 77320-2

Sequentia - Canticles

 

A Shining Light - Aquitanian polyphony 

BMG/DHM 77370-2

Sequentia - Shining

 

Aquitania - Aquitanian polyphony

BMG/DHM 77383-2

Sequentia - Aquitania

Recordings with Musicians of the Old Post Road

Feliz Navidad - Christmas from Spain and New Spain
Meridian Records CDE 84575

MOPR - Navidad

 

J.N. Hummel: Trios and Scottish Song Settings
Meridian Records CDE 84404  

“superbly played by this period instrument ensemble and tastefully sung by Pamela Dellal...The care that has gone into both recording quality and the performances on this disc is evident, and is fully recommended.”
Early Music Review, England

MOPR - Hummel

Miscellaneous Recordings:

Louis Spohr: Sechs Lieder für Sopran, Klarinett, und Klavier;
Fanny Mendelssohn: Sechs Lieder

Women and Music Project Production -
released Dec. 2013
Oasis (700261394732)

with Vivian Montgomery, fortepiano; Diane Heffner, classical clarinet

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John Harbison: Winter's Tale (Paulina)
BMOP/sound 1023 - released August 2012

with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor

 

Martin Boykan: Second Chances, Motet

Albany Records TROY1196

with Donald Berman, piano; Mark Margolies, clarinet; Mary Ruth Ray, viola; Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

 

Boykan - Second Chances

 

Martin Boykan: A Packet for Susan

CRI Recordings CD 897

with Donald Berman, piano

 

Boykan - Flume

 

Ruth Lomon: Songs of Remembrance
CRI Recordings CD 887

with Donald Berman, piano; Laura Ahlbeck, English horn

"[The mezzo songs] are all assisted enormously by Pamela Dellal's rich, firm singing."
John Story, Fanfare Magazine

 

Lomon

Brahms: Two Songs for Alto and Viola
Artona Records

with Michael Zaretsky, viola; Xak Bjerken, piano

"Dellal sings sympathetically, with bright, well-rounded tone and a good sense of line...on its own terms...Dellal's performance is far from negligible." Bernard Jacobson, Fanfare Magazine

 

Brahms

Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare's Plays
Ensemble Chaconne
Americas Musicworks CD1594

Peter Bloom, renaissance flute; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba

 

Shakespeare

 

Handel: Messiah

Telemann Chamber Orchestra, Terje Kvam, conductor

Messiah

 

River of Love: Music of the Shakers and Music based on Shaker Themes
Albany Records TROY988

New England Voices

 

 

Shaker

 

Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass 
Arabesque Records Z6560-2

with Banchetto Musicale (now Boston Baroque), Martin Pearlman, conductor

 

Haydn - Nelson Mass

Pending Recordings:

Martin Brody: Tree of Life

with Collage New Music Ensemble, Peggy Pearson, oboe

 

American Parlor Songs and Variations

with Vivian Montgomery, fortepiano

 

Arthur Berger: Three Poems of Yeats

with Dinosaur Annex