Ekaterina Gubanova

credit Alexander Karnaushenko

Ekaterina Gubanova, the “gorgeous-voiced Brangäne” (bachtrack) is one of the most renowned mezzo-sopranos of our time. Born in Moscow she first studied piano before being trained as an opera singer at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and as a member of the Young Artists Program at the Royal Opera House in London.

As early as in 2005 she sang Brangäne in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Paris with both captivating youthfulness and an incredible technical maturity. After this overwhelming success Ekaterina Gubanova has ever met the highest expectations and performed the great roles of the Verdian and Wagnerian mezzo repertoire on the most important stages in the world including, among many others, the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro alla Scala, Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper or Teatro Real Madrid. She appears regularly at leading opera festivals as the Chorégies d’Orange, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Baden-Baden as well as the Bayreuth Festival.

Besides Brangäne her extensive repertoire includes roles such as Fricka in Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, Venus in Tannhäuser, Eboli in Don Carlo, Amneris in Aida, Marguerite in Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust, Iokaste in Oedipus Rex or Judith in Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, just to name but a few.

Ekaterina Gubanova made her Japanese debut in Tokyo with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem, conducted by Riccardo Muti. Since then she has on many other occasions worked with Maestro Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore she sang under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Metha, Esa-Pekka Salonen, James Levine or Valery Gergiev.

Most recent highlights in Ekaterina Gubanova’s career include Eboli in Don Carlo at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Venus in Tannhäuser at the Semperoper Dresden and Dutch National Opera, Fricka in Walküre at the Teatro di San Carlo Naples, Amneris in Aida at the Wiener Staatsoper. The artist was invited as Brangäne to Washington, Bologna and New York.

Role debuts of the 2020/2021 season: Ortrud (Lohengrin) at the Berlin State Opera could only be streamed. Clairon in Capriccio at the Opéra de Paris and Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) at La Scala were cancelled due to Covid. She had great success as Venus in Tannhäuser at the 2021 Bayreuth Festival.

 

As of July 2022