Galina Averina

Samling Artist Programme: 2015

Born in Moscow, Galina Averina graduated from the Russian University of Theatre Arts in 2010 with honours. From 2010-2013, Galina worked as a soloist in Perm State Opera Theatre, with roles including Brigitta Iolanta, Frascita Carmen, Ksenia Boris Godunov, Noemi Cendrillon, Ersilia Le astuzie femminili and Annina La traviata.

Galina made her international debut in July 2013, as Despina in Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s production of Così fan tutte. Choosing to study further in the UK, Galina went on to graduate with distinction from the Welsh International Academy of Voice, mentored by Dennis O’Neill. In 2013, after masterclasses with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – organised by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation – Galina performed at Cadogan Hall in London.

In September 2014 Galina joined the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School, studying with Sally Burgess, where she is currently the Jessie Sumner Scholar, supported by an Opperby Stokowski Award. After recently singing Pamina in the RCM’s production of Die Zauberflöte, she has been cast as Callisto from Giove in Argo.