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Mezzo-soprano Christina Daletska, who was born in 1984 in Lviv (Ukraine), originally studied violin. As a teenager she was already performing the violin concertos of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky with the orchestra of her native city. In 2006 she began vocal studies with Ruth Rohner in Zurich and additionally took part in master classes with Michael Schade, Thomas Quasthoff, Marijana Lipovšek, and Christa Ludwig. In 2008 Daletska made her stage debut as Rosina in The Barber of Seville at the Teatro Real Madrid, and in the following year she gave her first performance at the Salzburg Festival, singing with the Mozarteum Orchestra under Ivor Bolton. She was subsequently invited to the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and appeared at Opéra de Lyon; in the 2010-11 season she sang Cherubino in Mozart’s Figaro at the Zurich Opera House. In the summer of 2011 she will perform the role of Idamante (Idomeneo) with Maestro Thomas Hengelbrock in London, Würzburg, and elsewhere.