Galina Gorchakova - Biography

Gorchakova Galina - Russian opera singer (soprano). Honored Artist of Russia (1995).

Биография Галины Горчаковой

In 1988 she graduated from the Novosibirsk State Conservatory (class of NI Lubyanovskoy) and became a soloist of the Sverdlovsk Opera and Ballet, which made her debut as Tatyana in "Eugene Onegin" by Tchaikovsky. Attracted the attention of the execution of the party Clara ("Betrothal in a Monastery" by S. Prokofiev).


In 1990 she was invited to the Mariinsky Theatre for performances of the party in Renata's "Fiery Angel" by S. Prokofiev, which soon earned a reputation unmatched performer Gorchakova Russian operas of the twentieth century. and the world-famous: the international debut of the singer was in "Fiery Angel" in 1991 in the BBC Proms BBC in London.


Especially for Gorchakova the opera was staged at Covent Garden (London) in 1992, at La Scala (Milan) and the San Francisco Opera in 1993 with 1992 - a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre. In parallel, maintains an extensive touring schedule, performing at the Metropolitan Opera (New York), the Vienna Opera, Opera Bastille (Paris), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Bavarian State Opera (Munich), the Washington Opera, Houston Opera, Los Angeles Opera.


Its vast repertoire Gorchakova dominated roles in operas by Russian and Italian composers, including: Aida ("Aida"), Leonora ("Il Trovatore" and "The Force of Destiny," all - Verdi), Lisa ("The Queen of Spades") Mary ("Mazeppa," both - Tchaikovsky) Gorislava ("Ruslan and Lyudmila" by M. Glinka), Fevronia ("Legend of the Invisible City of Kitizhe and the Maiden Fevronia"), Volkhov ("Sadko") Olga ("The Maid of Pskov" - all of Rimsky-Korsakov), Yaroslavna ("Prince Igor" by Borodin), Tamara ("Demon Dargomyzhsky).


Due to unusually strong and powerful voice of temperament in the international opera world, Galina Gorchakova demand mostly as a singer of operas by Puccini and veristskogo repertory: Tosca ("Tosca"), Cio-Cio-San ("Madame Butterfly"), Manon Lescaut ("Manon Lescaut "all - Puccini), Santuzza (" Rustic Chivalry "P. Mascagni).


Laureate of Russian Vocal Competition (Perm, 1987), winner of the Competition. Mussorgsky (Perm, 1997), winner of the title of "Best Female Singer of the Year" (1994), awarded by the London Royal Philharmonic Society.


In 1998 Galina Gorchakova awarded the prize "Baltika", "For outstanding achievements in the art of opera."