Anna Galavis (formerly Richardson) is a versatile singing actress with recent credits spanning opera to new music to musical theatre. Thrilled to be performing in the Pacific Northwest this season, Anna lent her “clear, true soprano” to Patience with The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society, as well as Kathie in The Student Prince with Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. Noted for her “magnetic stage presence” and “rock-solid technique”, Anna delighted audiences as a “deliciously petulant brat” in her portrayal of Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola in historic Faneuil Hall in Boston. In her “energetic” performance as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte with NY Opera Exchange, Anna was praised for her “fantastic physical acting abilities”. Other recent opera credits include the vocally acrobatic La Feu in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortileges, and the cheeky concubine, Crobyle, in Massenet’s Thaïs.
Equally at home on the musical theatre stage, Seacoast Online praised Anna for having the “voice of an angel” as Marian Paroo in The Music Man at Rochester Opera House in New Hampshire. A lover of Sondheim, Anna enchanted listeners as Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music with Hartford Opera Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Other theatre engagements include Meg Brockie in Brigadoon, Ruth Putnam in The Crucible, and scenes from Phantom of the Opera as Christine.
Anna is also a fan of new music, and recently played the role of Doña Victorina in a revival of the Filipino opera Noli Me Tangere in original Tagalog. She also had the privilege of collaborating with Juventas New Music Ensemble in their world premiere of The Little Blue One as well as with composer Evan Mack in his opera Beach and Moan which was performed at New in November, a festival of new opera.
In 2013, Anna received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, where she studied with renown vocal pedagogue, Patricia McCaffrey. During her graduate studies she also made solo appearances with Riverside Symphony Orchestra, New York Opera Exchange, Interlake Theatre, and The Savannah Voice Festival through V.O.I.C.Experience. Ms. Galavis received her undergraduate degree in Applied Music from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010.