Born in Kansas, soprano Delcina Stevenson studied piano and violin for twelve years, graduating from the University of Kansas with a Major in Voice. Delcina privately studied with Lotte Lehmann at the Music Academy of the West with Martial Singher and Gwendolyn Koldofsky.
An astonishing start to her career, Delcina debuted with the San Francisco Fall Opera Company in 1966 and became an active member for three seasons. She has since sung with many prominent opera companies, including Pacific Opera Victoria, the Canadian Opera Company, Western Opera Theatre, Portland Opera Co., appeared at the Ojai Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Hollywood Bowl, and Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, and with orchestras such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, San Diego Symphony (where she stepped in with only six hours’ notice for Teresa Stratas as Desdemona in a concert performance of Verdi’s Otello with James McCracken and Cornell MacNeil), and appeared frequently with the Camerata of Los Angeles. She has worked closely with many renowned conductors during her considerable career, including Eugene Ormandy, Zubin Mehta and Leonard Bernstein.
Delcina spent many years as a voice teacher in Germany and continues to mentor and inspire young singers today.