“Sweet and appealing.” · “Vocally light and free like a lovely bird.” · “Passionate and vocally impressive.” · “A clear, rich voice that handles the coloratura with apparent ease.”
Reviewers across the country and around the world are singing the praises of Italian-American soprano Gina Galati, whose flexible yet powerful voice and dramatic range have won her critical acclaim and a growing repertoire of leading roles. In 2015, she was nominated for a prestigious Miami Life Award as Best Lyric Singer for her recent performance in Don Pasquale at the Miami Lyric Opera.
Ms. Galati made her professional debut as Musetta with the Wichita Grand Opera, and quickly emerged as a featured performer whose career highlights include Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Mimì and Musetta in La Bohème, Nedda in I Pagliacci, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Norina in Don Pasquale, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Suzel in L’Amico Fritz, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe. Other outstanding highlights of her career include the role of Alexandria in the world premiere of O Pioneers by Barbara Harbach at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Violetta in La Traviata, Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro and Adina in Elisir D’amore. Ms. Galati will sing the role of Clorinda in La Cenerentola for Miami Lyric Opera and the the role of Old Alyce in the St. Louis Premier of Tom Cipullo’s, Glory Denied at Union Avenue this summer.
As the Founder and General Director of Winter Opera St. Louis, Ms. Galati still maintains an active career singing in St. Louis and throughout the country, she has performed worldwide with the Miami Lyric Opera, Opera Naples, Opera Medellin in Columbia, Opera Prolirica in South America, Union Avenue Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, Opera Company Brooklyn, the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival, the Black Hills Vocal Festival, and many other regional opera companies.
Ms. Galati received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Music from Washington University and a Masters of Opera from the University of Kansas. She also earned an Artist Diploma from the Academia Verdiana in Bussetto, Italy. While there, she studied with world-renowned tenor and mentor Signore Carlo Bergonzi. In recognition of her vocal and musical talents, Ms. Galati was invited by to perform numerous concerts throughout northern Italy. She has also performed with the St. Louis Symphony as the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and soloed with The St. Louis Bach Society, The Gateway Men’s Chorus and the Compton Heights Concert Band.
Ms. Galati also takes an active role in singing for many charitable organizations, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Logos School, Needy Paws Rescue and Habitat for Humanity, among others. Her efforts have raised thousands of dollars for charities that benefit the St. Louis community.