Ekaterina Gubanova has established herself as one of the foremost mezzo-sopranos of her generation, and is a frequent guest at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Lyric Opera Chicago, Teatro Real in Madrid, Bolshoi Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre and Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona; with the World’s great conductors and orchestras, and at many important festivals.
In 2005 she sang Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde at Opera National de Paris to immense critical acclaim. Since she has reprised the role in Baden-Baden, Rotterdam, Paris, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Salzburg, St.Petersburg, Munich and Buenos Aires, collaborating with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Semion Bychkov, Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta,
Myung-Whun Chung and Kent Nagano. She also became well known for her interpretation of Fricka in both Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, which she sung with Daniel Barenboim at Staatsoper Berlin and Teatro alla Scala, with Kiril Petrenko at Bayerische Staatsoper and with Gergiev for The Mariinsky Label.
Russia, CIS countries, Baltic countries
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Equally at home in Italian, German, French and Russian repertoire, her operatic roles include Eboli, Amneris, Adalgisa, Giovanna Seymour, Marina Mniszech, Lyubasha, Marguerite (Damnation du Faust) to name a few.
She is well known for her interpretation of Verdi Requiem, which she has sung on numerous occasions under, among others, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta and Valery Gergiev. Her concert repertoire includes Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Rückert Lieder, the Second and Third Symphonies, French and of course Russian music.
Gubanova was born in Moscow and began her musical studies as a pianist. An Honorary graduate in choral conducting, Ekaterina studied opera singing at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), and was a member of The Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, London.