VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
Swedish soprano Kjerstin Dellert was born in Stockholm on 4 November 1925. Her first appearance in opera was in Gothenburg in 1951, and from the mid-1950s until the 1970s she sang mainly at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, singing over a hundred different roles during her career. She also initiated and produced various gala shows.
She retired officially from Royal Swedish Opera in 1979, and stopped singing in the mid-1990s, although in 2005 she appeared as Maria Callas in Terence McNally's play Master Class in Gothenburg.
Kjerstin Dellert died on 5 March 2018, aged ninety-two.