DALETSKA Christina

  • For more than a decade Christina Daletska has dedicated a substantial part of her career to new music, collaborating particularly closely with Philippe Manoury, who has written a number of pieces for her. 

    Among traditional repertoire, she is particularly drawn to Beethoven - she has sung the Ninth, the Missa Solemis, Ah Perfido and An die Ferne Geliebte (in piano and ensemble versions) over 40 times.

    Originally trained as a violinist by her mother (Christina appeared as a soloist at the Royal College of Music in London at the age of 10 and performed the Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky concertos before her 18th birthday), she began her vocal studies in Switzerland and within 2 years made a spectacular debut at the Teatro Real as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, a role she reprised under Nello Santi at the Opera House Zurich. Other venues for her operatic and concert successes include Philharmonie Berlin, Wiener Konzerthaus, Muziekgebouw and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Luxemburg, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Barbican London, Philharmonie de Paris, Opera Comique, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre du Châtelet, Ruhrtriennale, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Casa da Musica Porto, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Teatro La Fenice as well as Wiener Festwochen, Kissinger Sommer, Beethovenfest Bonn and Lucerne Festival. 

    Conductors she works with include Emilio Pomarico, François-Xavier Roth, Daniel Harding, Riccardo Muti, Mirga Gražinytė – Tyla, Heinz Holliger, Thomas Hengelbrock, Ingo Metzmacher, Titus Engel, Matthias Pintscher, Peter Rundel and Teodor Currentzis.

    Christina is a frequent guest with Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Klangforum Wien, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, MusikFabrik, Collegium Novum Zürich, Lucillin Luxembourg, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, MDR Leipzig, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Ensemble Resonanz, Swedish Radio Symphony, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Tonhalle Zürich and many others.

    Christina Daletska speaks seven languages, has initiated and managed an anti- food waste project in Paris and worked at refugee camps in Serbia. 

    Unique among concert artists of this stature, she combines her performance schedule with her work as a human rights activist who since 2013 has been the Ambassador for Amnesty International Switzerland and Art for Human Rights. This commitment has been greatly intensified by the Russian war against her homeland. Christina works as a volunteer – amongst her many tasks are fundraising, management, organisation, and the purchase and transport of everything from motorized vehicles and life-saving medical supplies to pet food.



Christina Daletska takes over the role of the fox in Janáček's Das schlaue Füchslein at the Lucerne Theatre at short notice, premiere on 28. April 2021.

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