Christina Daletska Christina Daletska

Christina Daletska

mezzo-soprano

Christina Daletska is one of the most impressive young singers of her generation and stands out thanks to her extraordinary enthusiasm and talent for works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Critics admire the phenomenal soprano Christina Daletska, who knows how to fill every word with strength, meaning and personality. (Tages Anzeiger). She has a vocal range of three octaves and regularly sings soprano parts.

In the season 2021/22, Christina Daletska will sing Toshio Hosokawa‘s The Raven with the ensemble Musikfabrik at the Tage für neue Musik Weingarten and Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Hermes Ensemble at De Singel Antwerp.

In 2013, she made her debut with the Ensemble Intercontemporain under the baton of Pierre Boulez in Paris singing Philippe Manoury’s Gesänge-Gedanken, a piece she already premiered in 2009 with the BIT20 Ensemble at the Ultima Festival Oslo. In 2015, she sang 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 and recently performed 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). Together with the Ensemble Resonanz and Emilio Pomárico she premiered Georges Aperghis’ Migrants and Leoš Janáček’s/Johannes Schöllhorn’s Tagebuch eines Verschollenen at MaerzMusik Berlin, followed by concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ Amsterdam. In 2021 she sang the world premiere of Raphaël Cendo’s Double Cheese Passions with Ensemble Intercontemporain and IRCAM Paris at the Philharmonie de Paris as well as Mahler‘s Das Lied von der Erde in a new production by Philippe Quesne at the Wiener Festwochen (Klangforum Wien).

She has also worked with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Essener Philharmoniker, the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich (Beethoven‘s Missa Solemnis), the Bern Symphony Orchestra (Dvořáks Requiem), the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra Stockholm as well as with conductors such as Emilio Pomárico, 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.

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. Further mezzo-soprano roles such as Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Oper Graz, Lucilla (La scala di seta), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Cherubino at the Zurich Opera House, Mercedes (Carmen) at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Annio (La Clemenza di Tito) in Paris, London, Bremen and Dortmund. In 2017, she sang the world premiere of Philippe Manoury’s Kein Licht at the RuhrTriennale followed by performances at the Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg, the Opéra Comique Paris, the Croatian National Theatre Zagreb and the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg directed by 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 conducted/directed by Tito Ceccherini/Robert Carsen. In summer 2019, she sang the world premiere of LAST CALL by Michael Pelzel at the Zurich Opera House conducted/directed by Jonathan Stockhammer/Chris Kondek.

She was born in Lemberg (Ukraine) in 1984. 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.

Opera / 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 (selection):

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

14 August 2021, 17:30, Schlosshof Grafenegg, Grafenegg Festival

Programme: Toshio Hosokawa The Raven – monodrama for mezzo-soprano and 12 players

Cast: Klangforum Wien, Katharina Wincor (conductor), Christina Daletska (mezzo-soprano)


2 September 2021, 20:00, Kraftzentrale, Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord – World Premiere
3/4/5/11/12 September 2021, 20:00, Kraftzentrale, Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
RuhrTriennale 2021

Programme: D•I•E (Michael Wertmüller – composition, Albert Oehlen – picture, Rainald Goetz – lyrics)

Cast: Anika Rutkofsky (staging), Thomas Stammer (holographic music visualisation), Uta Gruber-Ballehr (costumes), Daniel Dalfovo (creative coding), Tim Markgraf (3D-animation), Thomas Wegner (sound design), Dietrich Körner (light), Johanna Danhauser, Barbara Eckle (dramaturgy)
Asasello Quartett, Steamboat Switzerland, Titus Engel (musical direction), Christina Daletska (mezzo-soprano), Caroline Melzer, Sarah Pagin (soprano), Sylvie Rohrer (conferencière), Catnapp (vocals) i. a.


26 November 2021, 20:30, weit! festival Weingarten

Programme: Toshio Hosokawa The Raven

Cast: Ensemble Musikfabrik, Natalia Salinas (conductor), Christine Chapman (horn), Christina Daletska (mezzo-soprano), Melvyn Poore (tuba)


3 December 2021, 20:00, Basel, Gare du Nord
4 December 2021, 20:00, Basel, Gare du Nord

Programme: Rebecca Saunders O, Yes & I (for soprano and 13 instruments), Rebecca Saunders Skin (for soprano und bass flute, text: Molly Bloom’s Monolog from “Ulysses” by James Joyce)

Cast: Ensemble Phoenix, Jürg Henneberger (conductor), Christina Daletska (mezzo-soprano)

Details to projects will be published 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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