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Galina Vishnevskaya (1926–2012)

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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 2007 Alexandra
Aleksandra Nikolaevna
 1992 Lady Macbeth von Mzensk
Katerina (singing voice, as Galina Wishnewskaya)
 1989 Boris Godounov
Marina Mnichek / L'aubergiste (voice)
 1966 Katerina Izmailova
Katerina Lvovna Izmailova
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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
 1974 Aquarius (TV Series)

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Leads the Moscow Opera Center of Galina Vishnevskaya.

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Galina Wishnewskaya


5' 3½" (1.61 m)

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Survivor of the siege of Leningrad during WWII. Served in defense. See more »



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