Galina Vishnevskaya (1926–2012)

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Galina Vishnevskaya was a famous Russian opera singer and public figure. She was born Galina Pavlovna Ivanova on October 25, 1926, in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. Abandoned by her parents during the Stalin's dictatorship, young Galina was raised by her grandmother, only later she discovered that her father was imprisoned. During WWII, ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Moscow, Russia

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Yevgeni Onegin Tatiana Larina
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 2007 Alexandra
Aleksandra Nikolaevna
 1992 Lady Macbeth von Mzensk
Katerina (singing voice, as Galina Wishnewskaya)
 1989 Boris Godounov
Marina Mnichek / L'aubergiste (voice)
 1969 Egmont (TV Movie) (singing voice)
 1967 Katerina Izmailova
Katerina Lvovna Izmailova
 1961 Volnyy veter
Stella (singing voice, as G. Vishnevskaya)
 1959 Yevgeni Onegin
Tatiana Larina (voice)
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 1996 A Couch in New York (performer: "BACHIANA BRASILEIRA no 1" - as GALINA VICHNEVSKAÏA)
 1989 War Requiem ("War Requiem, Op. 66")
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 2006 Elegiya zhizni. Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya. (Documentary)
 2002 Shkola zlosloviya (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Herself - Guest
 1991 Soldiers of Music (Documentary)
Herself - Interiewed
 1976 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Lady Macbeth
- Edinburgh International Festival 1976: Part 1 (1976) ... Herself - Lady Macbeth
 1974 Aquarius (TV Series documentary)
 1971 Music on 2 (TV Series)
- Games/A Recital (1971) ... Herself
 1968 Au coeur de la musique (TV Series)
Herself / Cantatrice
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 2018 Mstislav Rostropovich: The Indomitable Bow (TV Movie documentary)
 2011 Rostropovich: The Genius of the Cello (Documentary)

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Leads the Moscow Opera Center of Galina Vishnevskaya.

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G. Vishnevskaya | Galina Wishnewskaya


5' 3½" (1.61 m)

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Opera singer (soprano). Made her professional debut in 1944, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia, then toured in Russia for several years, then, in 1952, joined the troupe of Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. See more »



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