Christina Daletska Christina Daletska

Christina Daletska

mezzo-soprano

Christina Daletska is one of the most versatile young singers of her generation and she stands out thanks to her extraordinary enthusiasm for works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Recent highlights included performances of Nono’s Prometeo with the SWR Baden-Baden Freiburg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher in Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich and at the Ruhrtriennale, Berio’s Folk Songs (Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Heinrich Schiff), Romitelli’s An Index of Metals (BIT20 Ensemble/Baldur Brönnimann), Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder (Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto/Stefan Blunier) and Webern Lieder (Remix Ensemble/Peter Rundel). In 2013, she made her debut with the Ensemble Intercontemporain under the baton of Pierre Boulez in Paris singing Philippe Manoury’s Gesänge-Gedanken.

She has also performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble, the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra Stockholm as well as with conductors such as Daniel Harding, Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Muti, Thomas Hengelbrock, Louis Langrée, Jun Märkl, Christopher Hogwood, James Gaffigan, Christian Zacharias, Teodor Currentzis, Zsolt Hamar, Stefan Soltesz, Douglas Boyd, Kirill Karabits. Concerts and recitals have also taken her to the Tonhalle Zurich, the Salzburg Festival and the Beethoven Festival Bonn.

At the age of 23, she appeared on the opera stage for the first time singing in the role of Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Real Madrid. She then went on to perform further mezzo-soprano roles such as Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Graz Opera, Lucilla (La scala di seta) at the Zurich Opera House, Mercedes (Carmen) at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Annio (La Clemenza di Tito) in Paris, London, Bremen and Dortmund, Idamante (Idomeneo) in London, Baden-Baden and at the Mozartfest Würzburg. Further engagements led her to the Opéra de Lyon as Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and as Masha (Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki) and to the Konzert Theater Bern as Angelina (La Cenerentola) and Piacere (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno).

In 2017, she sang the world premiere of Philippe Manoury’s Kein Licht at the RuhrTriennale followed by performances at Musica Strasbourg, the Opéra Comique Paris, the Croatian National Theatre Zagreb and the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg in the stage direction of Nicolas Stemann. In 2018, she made her debut at the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia in the role of Queen Elisabeth in the Italian premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s Richard III led/directed by Tito Ceccherini/Robert Carsen.

In fall 2018, she again performed Georges Aperghis’ Migrants and Leoš Janáček’s/Johannes Schöllhorn’s Tagebuch eines Verschollenen together with the Ensemble Resonanz and Emilio Pomárico. After successful concerts at MaerzMusik Berlin, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Wiener Konzerthaus further performances at the Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ Amsterdam followed. In summer 2019, she will sing the world premiere of LAST CALL by Michael Pelzel at the Opernhaus Zurich under the musical direction of Jonathan Stockhammer and in the stage direction of Chris Kondek.

She is a musician with a wide range of interests outside of music – she speaks seven languages and her committed activism on human rights issues has led to her being named an Ambassador by Amnesty International.

Music theatre:

Béla Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle (Judith*)
Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio (Marzelline)
Vincenzo Bellini Norma (Adalgisa)
Alban Berg Lulu (Der Gymnasiast)
Georges Bizet Carmen (Mercedes)
Claude Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande (Mélisande*)
Gaetano Donizetti L’elisir d’amore (Giannetta)
Umberto Giordano Andrea Chenier (Bersi)
Engelbert Humperdinck Hänsel & Gretel (Hänsel)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Die tote Stadt (Brigitta/Lucienne)
Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
Philippe Manoury Kein Licht (Alto, UA)
Claudio Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea (Poppea)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Così fan tutte (Dorabella, Despina), Don Giovanni (Zerlina), Idomeneo (Idamante), La Clemenza di Tito (Sesto, Annio), Le Nozze di Figaro (Cherubino, Marzellina), The Magic Flute (Second Lady)
Sergei Sergejewitsch Prokofiev Krieg und Frieden (Elen Besuchova, Sonja)
Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas (Dido)
Gioacchino Rossini La Cenerentola (Angelina), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina), La Gazza Ladra (Ninetta), La Scala di Seta (Lucilla), Moise et Pharaon (Sinaide)
Dmitri Dmitrijewitsch Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (Sonjetka), Moskau, Cherjomyschki (Mascha)
Richard Strauss Capriccio (Clairon *), Elektra (2./3. Maid), Salome (Page)
Igor Stravinsky Le Rossignol (Cook)
Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff (Meg Page), La Forza del destino (Preziosilla), La Traviata (Flora), Nabucco (Fenena), Otello (Emilia)
Richard Wagner Das Rheingold (Wellgunde)


Concert:

Zoltan Almashi Die Grünen Gedanken (UA)
Jean Barraqué Mélodies (UA)
Alban Berg Altenberg-Lieder, Sieben frühe Lieder
Luciano Berio Folk Songs
Hector Berlioz L’enfance du Christ, Les nuits d’été
Christoph Cajöri Alpsegen (UA)
Ernest Chausson Chanson Perpétuelle
Jean-Luc Darbellay Poemen (UA)
Manuel De Falla El amor brujo, Siete canciones populares españolas
Edison Denissow La vie en rouge
Maurice Duruflé Requiem
Gion Antoni Derungs Dunant (Bertha von Suttner) (UA)
Antonín Dvořák Biblische Lieder, Requiem (S/A), Stabat Mater (S/A), Te Deum, Zigeunerlieder (Orchestral version)
Elena Firsova Earthly life
Charles Gounod Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte-Cécile
Alexander Tichonowitsch Gretschaninow Liturgia domestica, op. 79
Sofia Gubajdulina Die Phazelie
Arthur Honegger Le Roi David (S/A)
Gustav Mahler Symphony no. 2, no. 4, no. 8 (Sopran 3)
Philippe Manoury Gesänge-Gedanken (UA)
Bohuslav Martinu The Epic of Gilgamesh
Tarquinio Merula Canzonetta Spirituale
Olivier Messiaen Chants de Terre et de Ciel*
Darius Milhaud Les soirées de Pétrograde
Luigi Nono Djamila Boupacha, La Fabbrica Illuminata, Prometeo (S II)
Victoria Poleva Sonnenlieder (UA)
Francis Poulenc Gloria (S)
Sergei Wassiljewitsch Rachmaninov selected songs (orchestral version)
Maurice Ravel Shéhérazade
Fausto Romitelli An Index of Metals
Camille Saint-Saёns Oratorio de Noël
Kensaku Shimizu Requiem für Fukushima (UA)
Dmitri Dmitrijewitsch Shostakovich Symphony no. 14
Arnold Schönberg Gurre-Lieder (Lied der Waldtaube), Pierrot Lunaire *
Igor Stravinsky Les Noces (S)
Michael Tippett A child of our time

* studied

23 March 2019, 20.00, SRF Radiostudio Zürich

Programme: Bernd Alois Zimmermann Omnia tempus habent 

Cast: Collegium Novum Zürich, Heinz Holliger (conductor), Christina Daletska (mezzo soprano), Stefan Wirth (piano)


28 June 2019, 19.00 – premiere
29 June 2019, 19.00 
4/6 July 2019, 19.00
Opernhaus Zürich

Programme: Michael Pelzel Last Call

Cast: Ensemble Opera Nova, Jonathan Stockhammer (conductor), Dominik Riedo (libretto), Chris Kondek (stage director), Sonja Füsti (set), Dino Strucken (lighting design), Beate Breidenbach (dramaturgy), Alina Adamski (Tussy), Christina Daletska (Katzenmann, Johnny), Thomas Erlank (Conferencier), Jungrae Noah Kim (Prahler), Annette Schönmüller (Frau Hahnemann, Sulamit)

Details to projects will be publishes soon.

Christina Daletska has a dark, rich contralto; maybe it wasn’t the music but the startling sound that emerged when she sang ‘Oh, Mensch! Gib Acht!’ which prompted the thoughts of Mahler.
seenandheard-international.com, 22 September 2017, Perdian

Crowe and Daletska blended beautifully, Crowe’s upper register gleamed above the stave, Daletska the more expressive, especially in the Agnus Dei.
seenandheard-international.com, 11 November 2016

Christina Daletska’s warm mezzo was ideal for Anninus
classicalsource.com, 22 February 2012

The vocal talent didn’t stop at the leads. Christina Daletska’s trembly little Annius was terrifically pretty.
Theartsdesk.com, 25 February 2012

Christina Daletska [was] a lovely Amor.
flamboroughreview.com, 10 August 2012

 


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