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 Stalin's dictatorship, young Galina was raised by her grandmother, only later to learn her father had been imprisoned. During WWII, she ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Moscow, Russia

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Alexandra Aleksandra Nikolaevna
Yevgeni Onegin Tatiana
Katerina Izmailova Katerina Lvovna Izmailova


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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 (singing voice)
 1982 Eugene Oneguine (TV Movie)
 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 (singing voice)
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Show Show Self (8 credits)
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Leads the Moscow Opera Center of Galina Vishnevskaya.

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

G. Vishnevskaya | Galina Wishnewskaya


5' 3½" (1.61 m)


Mstislav Rostropovich  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

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Decorated with the Medal for Defense of Leningrad during WWII. See more »



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