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Diamanda Galás

Raised in San Diego, California, Galás was born to Greek Orthodox parents, who always encouraged her gift for piano. Galás studied a wide range of musical forms, as well as visual-art performance, and then moved to to Europe where she made her performance debut at the Festival d'Avignon in France in 1979, performing the lead in the opera, "Un Jour ... See full bio »

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Known For

Bram Stoker's Dracula Music Department
(1992)
(1994)
The Conjuring Music Department
(2013)

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 2011 Orson Welles's the Other Side of the Wind: A Film by Orson Welles (Short) (performer: "All the Way", "Vena Cava") / (writer: "Vena Cava")
 2000 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (performer: "The Lord Is My Shepherd") / (writer: "The Lord Is My Shepherd")
 2000/I Paranoid (lyrics: "Let My People Go") / (writer: "Let My People Go")
 1995 Lord of Illusions (performer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1994 Natural Born Killers (arranger: "The Lord Is My Shepherd") / (performer: "I Put a Spell on You", "Judgement Day", "Vena Cava", "The Lord Is My Shepherd") / (writer: "Judgement Day", "Vena Cava")
 1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula (performer: "Exeloume" - as Diamanda Galàs) / (writer: "Exeloume" - as Diamanda Galàs)
 1987 The Last of England (performer: "La Treizième Revient (the thirteenth returns)", "Exélou me (deliver me)") / (writer: "La Treizième Revient (the thirteenth returns)", "Exélou me (deliver me)")
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Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

DiamandaGalas.com

Alternate Names:

Diamanda Galas | Diamanda Galàs

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Billie Holiday's version of Gloomy Sunday] When she first recorded it on the radio, there was a protest from the record company because it was too pessimistic and depressing, therefore they had her change the ending to make it more optimistic and hopeful and at that moment was born the first pop music. I don't do it that way of course...

Trivia:

In 1982, she released a dramatic (and quite terrifying) rendition of Charles Baudelaire's infamous poem "Les Litanies de Satan (The Litanies of Satan)" in the original French language. The recording included her performance work "Wild Women with Steak-Knives (The Homicidal Love Song For Solo Scream)". See more »

Trademark:

Four octave operatic voice

Star Sign:

Virgo

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