Pamela Dellal


Pamela Dellal is known for her work as a diction teacher and a translator of lyric texts. She has published translations of several Handel operas and many 17th and 18th century Italian cantatas on her website and is known world-wide for her complete translations of Bach’s texted works, available at the Emmanuel Music website. She teaches lyric diction at the Boston Conservatory and at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

In addition, Ms. Dellal is an active performer who has enjoyed a distinguished career as an acclaimed soloist and recitalist. She has appeared in Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall, and in major cities in Europe, the United States, Australia and Japan. Operatic appearances include leading roles in the operas Alcina, Albert Herring, Dido and Aeneas, La Clemenza di Tito, Così Fan Tutte, Vanessa, The Rape of Lucretia, and Winter’s Tale. She is also known for her work in early repertoire from the Medieval to Baroque periods, as well as in contemporary music.

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Bach cantata translations