Mané Galoyan

Soprano

Biography

Rising Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan enters her third year of the Houston Grand Opera Studio in the 2017-2018 season, where she will make her role debut as Violetta in La traviata, as well as the Confidante in Elektra.

In the 2016-17 season, Ms. Galoyan performed Adina in L’elisir d’amore 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.

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Reviews

“Mane Galoyan pierced the sky as the unforgettable forest bird who guides Siegfried.”

Joseph Campana

Houston Chronicle

“Floyd’s score is peppered with high notes and, as Peg, Mane Galoyan tapered her ripe soprano for two limpid pianissimo examples… ”

William Albright

Classical Voice America

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“Galoyan’s Margaret was vocally effective, her lyric voice used with great sensitivity to convey a woman who can see the goodness that exists in a man whom others ridicule and demean. Galoyan’s character is the emotional driving force in the opera, and Floyd’s music, exquisitely performed by Galoyan, delineates a character as strong as she is sensitive.”

Opera Warhorses

“In the transcendental adagio, the peaceful separation of the soul from the body could be sensed, with heaven entering at the start of the fourth movement exactly when soprano Mane Galoyan stepped onstage… Galoyan’s last-movement solo, titled “Life in Heaven,” sounded exactly like that, her voice pure and ardent as it intertwined with the celestial themes flowing from the orchestra.”

David Hendricks, San Antonio Express News