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Mané Galoyan

Mané Galoyan
Photo: Lynn Lane.

Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan, whom Classical Source exclaimed, “…is a real find, small in stature but with a compelling presence and able to express feelings as naturally as breathing” in relation to her turn as Violetta in La traviata with the Glyndebourne Festival on tour, is making a splash in the classical music industry.

In the most recent season, Ms. Galoyan makes her Metropolitan Opera debut, singing Prilepa/Chlöe in Pique Dame, conducted by Vasily Petrenko. She also returns to Houston Grand Opera to sing Gilda in Rigoletto, debuts with Hawaii Opera Theatre as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, and finally, performs the role of Giannetta and covers Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Glyndebourne Festival.

Highlights elsewhere include a solo recital with Cypress Creek FACE, and Vaughan-Williams Dona Nobis Pacem with the St. Louis Symphony.

For the 2018-2019 season, Ms.Galoyan performed Violetta with the Glyndebourne Festival on tour and Gilda in Rigoletto with Kentucky Opera and Wolf Trap Opera. Symphonic engagements included Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with James Gaffigan and The Dallas Symphony, as well as with Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony. Ms. Galoyan also performed select Russian song repertoire with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Aspen Music Festival.

As part of her final season with the Houston Grand Opera Studio in 2017-2018, she performed Violetta and the Confidante in Elektra.

In the 2016-17 season, Ms. Galoyan performed Adina at the Houston Grand Opera. She also performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G with the San Antonio Symphony and gave recitals at Balliol College at Oxford University, the Opera America Emerging Artists Recital series in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Mané Galoyan made her Houston Grand Opera debut as the Kitchen Girl in Rusalka in the 2015-2016 season, where she also performed the roles of Margaret Hughes in the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players, the Forest Bird in Siegfried, and Lucy Goodman in the world premiere of David Hanlon and Stephanie Fleischmann’s After the Storm, produced by HGOco.

That same season, Ms. Galoyan made her Wolf Trap Opera debut as Smorfiosa in Florian Leopold Gassmann’s L’opera seria.

Ms. Galoyan’s extensive concert performances include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Schubert’s Mass in G and Mass in C, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, all with the Armenian National Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Fauré Requiem with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mané Galoyan is a winner of numerous international competitions, including First Prize in the 27th Eleanor McCollum Competition and Concert of Arias with Houston Grand Opera, Third Prize in the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, Fourth Prize in the 6th International Vocal Competition China in Ningbo, Third Prize in the 2017 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, a 2014 prize in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, and first prize in the Bibigul Tulegenova International Singing Competition in Kazakhstan.

Ms. Galoyan

is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and holds two degrees from the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory in Armenia, where she was named the 2013 winner of the President of the Republic of Armenia Youth Prize.

She was also a participant in the HGO Young Artist Vocal Academy in 2013. She currently resides in Houston and is a student of Stephen King.

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