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Recent Recordings

  • PentaTone has released Delan’s recording of a century of American art song, Out of the Shadows.

Upcoming Recordings

  • The soprano records an “all Dickinson” disc with Maestro Lawrence Foster and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille this summer, including settings by Aaron Copeland, Jake Heggie, Gordon Getty and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Upcoming Concerts

  • February 1, 2018 – Lisa is delighted reprise the role of “Joan” in Gordon Getty’s cantata Joan and the Bells with Berkeley Symphony under the baton of Joana Carneiro, together with baritone Lester Lynch at Zellerbach Hall.

Recent Concerts

  • May 7, 2017 – Lisa joined choreographer Kathryn Roszak at the Djerassi Residency Artists Program for a performance of Roszak’s interdisciplinary work “The Pensive Spring”.
  • September 23, 2016 – Lisa performed at Tchaikovsky Hall, conducted by Vladislav Lavrik, as part of the Russian National Orchestra's annual Grand Festival in Moscow.
  • August 24, 2016 – American Song Recital at Steingraeber Concert Hall, Bayreuth.
  • April 4, 2016 –Lisa performed "Vilna Poems" (released on Delan's PentaTone CD The Hours Begin to Sing) with Kevin Korth, Matt Haimovitz and Roman Fukshansky at SFCM's Caroline Hume Hall (David Garner Faculty Artist Series).
  • February 21, 2016 – Davis Symphony Hall – Lisa Delan premiered Gordon Getty’s “Gretchen to Faust” with the RNO conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.
  • November 20, 2015 – Performance and release event for the new PentaTone CD December Celebration, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall (with musicians of NCCO, Volti Chorus, Bruce Rameker and Dawn Harms, conductor).
  • July 26, 2015Festival del Sole presents Angel Heart, a music storybook in Lincoln Theater (Lisa Delan, Frederica von Stade, Ryan Belongie, Bruce Rameker, Matt Haimovitz and Uccello, with special guest narrator, author Cornelia Funke.)
  • July 5, 2015 – Forest Hill Musical Days, Rumi: Quatrains of Love with Mari Kodama, piano and Matt Haimovitz, cello.
  • May 23, 2015 – Performance at Shangri La (Honolulu) with Matt Haimovitz, cello and Jonathan Korth, piano.
  • April 12, 2015Joan and the Bells (Getty), with the Russian National Orchestra, Lawrence Foster, conductor, and Lester Lynch, baritone. At the Auditorium-Orchestra National de Lyon.
  • February 14, 2015 –  From the Top. San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall (radio broadcast date TBA) Angel Heart, a music storybook segment with Lisa Delan, Matt Haimovitz, Cornelia Funke and Christopher O'Riley.
  • February 11, 2015 – Distinguished Alumni Recital Series, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Sol Joseph Recital Hall (with special guests including Matt Haimovitz, Jake Heggie, Christopher O'Riley, Robert Schwartz and Kevin Korth.)
  • January 6, 2014 – San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall - Gordon Getty's Four Dickinson Songs in tribute concert with MTT, Robin Sutherland, Frederica von Stade and Placido Domingo {reviews}
  • October 21, 2013East Coast premiere of Angel Heart at Carnegie Hall at Zankel with Matt Haimovitz and Uccello, Frederica von Stade, Bruce Rameker, Daniel Taylor and Avi Avital
  • October 6, 2013West Coast premiere performance of Angel Heart at Cal Performances, Berkeley with Matt Haimovitz and Uccello, Frederica von Stade, Bruce Rameker and Daniel Taylor {review}
  • May 19, 2013 – Noe Valley Chamber Music, San Francisco, CA – Premiere of Jake Heggie's From the Book of Nightmares with Jake Heggie, piano and Emil Miland, cello
  • March 9, 2013 – Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, CA – Premiere of David Garner's Vilna Poems on Yiddish texts by Avrom Sutskever, with Kristin Pankonin, piano, Matt Haimovitz, cello, and David Krakauer, clarinet
  • September 16, 2012: Russian National Orchestra, Moscow, conducted by Mikhail Pletnev ~ Joan and the Bells (Getty)
  • July 18, 2012: Festival del Sole ~ recital with Kristin Pankonin
  • April 19, 2012: The Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center ~ performance of Gordon Getty's song cycle The White Election, with pianist Kristin Pankonin

Past Recordings ~

  • Angel HeartSeptember 2013: Angel Heart In a recording developed in collaboration with Luna Pearl Woolf and Matt Haimovitz, Lisa is joined by Uccello, Frederica von Stade, Sanford Sylvan, Daniel Taylor and Zheng Cao, as well as virtuoso mandolinists Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg in new arrangements by Luna Pearl Woolf, Lewis Spratlan and David Sanford. The result is a one of a kind Lullaby CD of songs woven together by an enchanting story by magical author Cornelia Funke written especially for this recording, narrated by the inimitable Jeremy Irons, accompanied by original music by Luna Pearl Woolf.
  • April 2013: PentaTone release of Lisa and Kristin Pankonin's new song recording The Hours Begin to Sing (their highly anticipated follow up to And If the Song be Worth a Smile), joined by guest artists Matt Haimovitz (cello), David Krakauer (clarinet) and Maxim Rubtsov (flute). The recording features songs by William Bolcom and John Corigliano, and premieres new songs by Gordon Getty as well as new works written for the soprano by Jake Heggie, Luna Pearl Woolf and David Garner.
  • June 2013: PentaTone release of Gordon Getty's opera Usher House with the Gulbenkian Symphony conducted by Lawrence Foster. The opera features tenor Christian Elsner, baritone Etienne Dupuis and bass Phillip Ens, with Lisa Delan as Madeleine

In the fall of 2009, Pentatone released Phenomenon: The Music of David Garner, on which Lisa Delan is a featured soloist.



In April 2009, Lisa Delan's performance of The White Election was released by Pentatone.



In the spring of 2009, Pentatone released Lisa Delan's recording And if the Song be Worth a Smile: Songs by American Composers.