The American bass-baritone, Michael Delos, has won critical acclaim for his performances in a diverse repertoire of over three dozen operatic roles, including Faust, the title roles in Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, Olin Blitch in Floyd's Susannah and Nick Shadow in Igor Stravinsky's Rake's Progress - the role of his European debut with L'Opera de Monte Carlo, Monaco. He joined the roster of the New York City Opera in 1987 and is a welcome guest artist with Vancouver (BC) Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Seattle Opera, Opera Utah, Portland Opera and Hawaii Opera Theater.
A highly respected concert artist, Michael Delos has appeared with many major symphony orchestras throughout North America, Europe and Japan, including those of Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, Osaka, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Calgary, Edmonton, Oregon, Sacramento and Spokane. He has appeared frequently as a popular recitalist for the Community Concert Association. His performances of Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah, the J.S. Bach Passions and the major George Frideric Handel oratorios have been heard throughout the USA and Canada.
Highlights of Michael Delos' busy career have been his appearances with the Chicago Opera Theater in The Consul under the stage direction of composer Gian Carlo Menotti, singing Nick Shadow in the acclaimed Glyndebourne production of Rake's Progress with Hawaii Opera Theater and his touching portrayal of Captain Ramballe in Prokofiev's epic War and Peace for Seattle Opera, which was recorded for Sony Classics International.