|Year of Birth:||1945|
Galina Savova (Bulgarian: Галина Савова) (born 1945) is a Bulgarian operatic soprano. The singer completed her education first in Varna, in Sofia and then began her career in 1966 with a beginner's engagement at the National Opera House of the Bulgarian capital. She sang there already lots from the Slavic and the Italian operatic repertoire, as it was set in 1971 at a guest performance of the Opera of Sofia at the Paris Grand Opera in the title role of Puccini's "Turandot".
In 1972 Savova first sang in West Germany, in Darmstadt. She remained close to the Opera House of Frankfurt where she was heard again and again from 1982-87 in leading roles. She has performed at the State Operas of Hamburg and Munich (1983, 1985), at the Opera of Marseilles (1985), at the Teatro San Carlos Lisbon (including 1986 as Leonore in Beethoven's "Fidelio"), at the Liceu in Barcelona (1987 in the title roles the opera "Aida" by Verdi and "Beatrice di Tenda 'by Bellini).
In Italy at the festivals of Verona in 1980 and 1988 she toured in the title role of the opera "La Gioconda" by Ponchielli, 1983 and 1988 as Turandot in 1984 as Aida. The latter role, she also took over at the 1987 Festival of Savonlinna. In 1988 at the Teatro Fenice in Venice again as a guest Turandot, Teatro San Carlos Lisbon as Tosca. At the New York Metropolitan Opera, she sang in 1982 as the inaugural Amelia in Verdi's "Un Ballo in maschera" and there was also heard as Tosca, Santuzza in "Cavalleria Rusticana", Gioconda, Aida, and as Venus in "Tannhauser". In 1985-86 she performed in Amsterdam as Santuzza.