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Galina Ivannikova


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An Ukrainian-American dramatic mezzo-soprano Galina Ivannikova included in her repertoire the title role of Carmen by Bizet, Verdi's Azucena in Il Trovatore, Amneris in Verdi's Aida, Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana, Fricka in Wagner's Die Walküre, Waltraute in Wagner's Götterdämmerung, Erda in Wagner's Das Rheingold,  Dalilah in Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalilah, Leonora in Donizetti's La Favorita,  Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto, Marcellina in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Prince Orlovsky in Strauss' Die Fledermaus, The Witch in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Lubasha in the Tsar's Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov, Olga in Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, and Marfa in Khovanshchina by Mussorgsky, Marina Mnishek in Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky, La Cieca/Laura in La Gioconda by Ponchielli, ect

She sang the role of Amneris in Verdi's Aida with Opera Memphis, TN, in 2010, a role she also sang with Verismo Opera, NJ, in 2011, as well as Nicklauss/Muse in Offenbach's Te Tales of Hoffman, with Connecticut Lyric Opera.
In April 2012, she went back to Verismo Opera as Azucena in Verdi's Il Trovatore, and appears this fall as Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana.

In August of 2013 she sang the role of Fricka in Wagner's die Walküre with NY Lyric Opera. She will also perform in series of concerts in Washington, Boston and in NJ.  For the fall of 2013 she appeared as Ulrica in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera in Vocal Production of NYC and 2014 the role of Marta in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta.   In the winter and spring of 2015 she performed the role of Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto, Leonora in Donizzetti's La Favorita, Ulrica in Ballo in Maschera by Verdi and the role of Odarka in Hulak-Artemovsky The Cossack beyond the Danube.

In 2016 she will sing the role of Amneris in Verdi's Aida, la Cieca in La Gioconda by Ponchielli, the role of Innkeeper and Marina Mnishek in Musorgsky's Boris Godunov.

Ms.Ivannikova, a first place winner of the University of Memphis Concerto Competition, is also currently completing a doctorate in vocal performance at the University of Memphis.