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.

Christina regularly appears with the most prestigious ensembles - Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum, Collegium Novum, Ensemble Resonanz & Remix to name only a few. Recently she made her debuts at the Philharmonie Berlin, Wiener Konzerthaus, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Palais de Chaillot, Opera Comique, Teatro La Fenice and
Opéra national du Rhin.
Upcoming performances include Mahler's Das lied von der Erde in Vienna, Hamburg and Paris, Hosokawa's The Raven in Vienna, Strauss's Salome with RAI Torino, leading role in the creation of Ruhrtriennale´s Jetzscheibe (Wertmüller) as well as the Paris premiere of Double Cheese Passion written for her voice by Raphael Cendo, Stravinsky's Threni with NDR Hannover as well as Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in Basel and St. Gallen.
Philippe Manoury, Raphael Cendo & Georges Aperghis will create new works for her voice, dedicated to human rights.

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;
the artist joined Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Orchestra for The Magic Flute in Stockholm.

She has been a regular guest at the Zurich Opera (Last Call, 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 and the role of Amor in Von Winter's Das Labyrinth.

Performances of choral works have taken her to most of the main European cities & many distinguished orchestras.
Conductors Christina has worked with include Pomarico, Bolton, Harding, Muti, Santi, Grazinyte, 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 premiered Manoury’s Gesänge-Gedanken in Oslo 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 and was heard in Nono´s Prometeo with Ingo Metzmacher and SWR Sinfonieorchester in Amsterdam, Paris 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 in Casa da Musica Porto in Firsova´s Earthly Life and returned for the next collaboration in Webern Cantatas as well as Gurre-Lieder. 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.

Daletska 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 four 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.

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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