Following a highly successful debut for Opéra de Dijon as Fiorilla Il Turco in Italia, Elena Galitskaya is back in Dijon for her role debut as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen...MORE
“Among the soloists, the most convincing is the young Russian Elena Galitskaya - with glowing well-articulated high notes and radiating an impressive stage presence...”
• Fiorilla Rossini Il Turco in Italia and Micaela Carmen – Opéra de Dijon
• Sophie Massenet Werther; Pamina Die Zauberflöte – Teatro Verdi, Trieste
• Papagena Die Zauberflöte; Nanetta Falstaff; Masha Queen of Spades – La Monnaie, Brussels
• Italian Singer Strauss Capriccio – La Monnaie, Brussels; Theater an der Wien
• Ilia Idomeneo; Eurydice Orphée et Eurydice; Zerlina Don Giovanni; Despina Così fan tutte – Opéra de Lyon
• Contessa de Folleville Rossini Il Viaggio a Reims – Oper Graz
Elena Galitskaya was born in Dimitrovgrad, Russia and is now based in Paris. She originally studied choral conducting at Dimitrovgrad Conservatory before deciding to study singing. She graduated from the Moscow Academy of Choral Arts in 2007.
Plans for 2019-20 and beyond include a return invitation to La Monnaie for a new production of the Queen of Spades, directed by David Marton and to sing Nanetta Falstaff. Elena will also give a solo recital at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris and further ahead will make her debut at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg.
Recent engagements have included return invitations to Opéra de Dijon for Micaela Carmen in a new production directed by Florentine Klepper and La Monnaie, Brussels to sing Papagena Die Zauberflöte. She has also made house debuts singing Echo Ariadne auf Naxos for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in the new Katie Mitchell Production of Ariadne, repeated in her debut for Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris; Contessa di Folleville Viaggio a Reims for Oper Graz and Lisette La Rondine for Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. Elsewhere, Elena has sung a highly successful Fiorilla Rossini Il Turco in Italia in Christopher Alden’s production for Opéra de Dijon; Italian Singer in Strauss Capriccio for the Theater an der Wien and La Monnaie and Servilia La Clemenza di Tito for Drottningholms Slottsteater, Sweden. She has also appeared as Sophie in Massenet Werther and Pamina at the Teatro Verdi, Trieste and the Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania.
In 2009, Elena made her operatic debut with Opéra de Lyon, singing Lyusya in the Shostakovich operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki and was immediately re-engaged to sing Laurie Moss in Aaron Copland The Tender Land. Since then, roles at Lyon have included Zerlina Don Giovanni, Despina Così fan tutte, Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro, Frasquita Carmen, Italian Singer Capriccio, Ilia in Mozart Idomeneo and Eurydice in Gluck Orphée et Eurydice.
A keen recitalist, Elena has sung the lieder of Schumann, Strauss and Wolf and the songs of Fauré, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Taneev and Rimsky-Korsakov at venues including the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, De Singel Arts Centre, Antwerp, Opéra National de Lorraine and also in Paris, Liège, Nantes, Brussels and Bratislava.
The recipient of several awards, in 2011 Elena won the Belgian Radio and Television Audience Prize at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth International Singing Competition in Brussels. In 2010 she became an HSBC Laureate of the Académie Européenne de Musique of the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix en Provence and was also awarded a special prize at the International Francisco-Vinas Competition in Barcelona.