Christina Daletska is one of the most
extraordinary singers (mezzo / soprano)
of her generation.
She is a human rights activist and
the official ambassador for
Amnesty International
Switzerland & Art for Amnesty.

Praised as "a discovery" (NZZ) in the Missa Solemnis at her Zurich Tonhalle debut at 24, she is regularly described as "fabulous" (Stuttgarter Zeitung), "phenomenal" (Tages Anzeiger) or "a most noble singer" (Online Musik Magazine), while her stage presence is "paramount and irresistible" & "captivating and enchanting" (Forumopera).
Her unusual musical abilities and the range of
more than 3 octaves
allow her to excel in works from
the Renaissance to the 21st century,
and from opera to oratorio to the intimacy of lieder.

During the 2017 – 2018 season she made her debuts at the Philharmonie Berlin, Wiener Konzerthaus, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Opera Comique, Teatro La Fenice and Opéra national du Rhin & will appear in
Art for Amnesty
concert together with
Gabriela Montero in Paris.

Daletska leapt into international prominence making her debut as Rosina at the age of 23 at the Teatro Real, whereupon she was immediately invited to Lyon (Don Giovanni and Shostakovich / Moskau), Graz (Figaro) and the Lucerne Festival (Die Zauberflöte).

Following years saw her debuts at the Barbican (Idomeneo / Hengelbrock) and the Theatre Champs Elysee with Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Otello / Harding), she returned to both venues as Annio in La Clemenza die Tito with Louis Langrée and
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

In der Pariser Aufführung reüssierte vor allem der couragiert-kernige Annius von Christina Daletska
Die Presse

Christina Daletska… vocally very impressive … in another trouser role, shaped and contoured her arias with great understanding of the music and the character part she sang

The artist joined Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Orchestra for The Magic Flute in Stockholm and sang the title role of Cinderella in Berne.

Cette Angelina (Christina Daletska) éblouissante et si simple, aussi touchante que virtuose, savait conquérir en un sourire et quelques notes le cœur de chacun. « Mi seduce, m’innamora… » disait le prince lorsqu’il la découvrait - il parlait pour tous.

She has been a regular guest at the Zurich Opera (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Figaro and La Scala di Seta ) the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (Idomeneo, Carmen and Otello) and the Salzburg Festival where she has sung the Berio Folk Songs, Mozart Arias with the Mozarteum Orchestra under Bolton, and the role of Amor in Von Winter's Das Labyrinth.

Ausnahmen bestätigen die Regel - ... die fabelhafte Christina Daletska als Amor und Zweite Dame, ein Muster an intelligenter Attacke
Stuttgarter Zeitung

Performances of choral works have included Davidde Penitente and Missa Solemnis with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra as well as Beethoven 9 in Zürich, Basel, Lucerne and Konstanz. she has also been heard in concert in Leipzig (MDR Symphony), Bremen, Dortmund, Essen, Liege, Basel, Lausanne, Lucerne and Sarajevo.

Conductors she has worked with include Pomarico, Bolton, Harding, Muti, Santi, Hogwood, Märkl, Arming, Gaffigan, Zacharias, Currentzis, Hamar, Soltesz, Bostock, Boyd, Moulds, Rundel, Brönnimann and Karabits.

The unique expressivity of her voice and her musical intelligence make her an ideal interpreter of the song repertoire, and recitals featuring her innovative programming have taken her across Europe, from Ukraine to the Canary Islands and to Canada.

Her interest in contemporary music has grown since she sang her first world premiere in Strasbourg in 2007 – her unerring sense of pitch makes her a natural for this repertoire. She recently premiered Manoury’s Gesänge-Gedanken in Oslo with BIT 20 and performed the same work with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris and Bordeaux. in 2014 she returned to Bergen for Romitelli´s An Index of Metals at Borealis Festival with BIT20 and Baldur Brönnimman and was heard in Nono´s Prometeo with Ingo Metzmacher and SWR Sinfonieorchester in Amsterdam and Zürich. Daletska made her debut at the Ruhrtriennale and at the
Festival d´Automne Paris with the same piece in 2015.
in 2016 she appeared with Ensemble Remix / Casa da Musica Porto in Firsova´s Earthly Life and will return for the next collaboration in Webern Cantatas and Gurre-Lieder with Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto. Christina performed a leading role in the World Premiere of Manoury´s new opera "Kein Licht", a collaboration with Elfriede Jerlinek and Nicolas Stemann in Paris, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Zagreb and at the Ruhrtriennale in 2017. she also made her operatic debut in Italy at Teatro Bari Petruzelli in Rossini´s La Gazza Ladra,
and appeared in Beethoven IX in Milan. 

Christina was born in Lviv on St. Nicholas Day in 1984. She began her musical studies with her mother, the violinist Oksana Trunko at the age of 4 and 5 years later was advanced enough to join the Lviv Youth Chamber Orchestra as a violinist and violist on its regular tours of Western Europe. She played Bach's A minor Concerto in London and was later invited to play the concertos of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Tschaikovsky with Ukrainian orchestras.

After moving to Switzerland in 2003, she joined the Zurich Symphony Orchestra, and in 2006 began her vocal studies with Ruth Rohner who has remained her principal teacher, although she has also worked with Thomas Quasthoff, Christa Ludwig, Marijana Lipovšek and Michael Schade.

Christina is a musician with a wide range of interests outside of music –
she speaks seven languages and fights food waste.

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