Ekaterina Gubanova has appeared at the world’s major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera; Teatro alla Scala; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Bavarian State Opera; Staatsoper Berlin; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Lyric Opera of Chicago; and the Teatro Real in Madrid.
Among Gubanova’s recent engagements are Anna Bolena at the Metropolitan Opera; Die Walküre and Das Rheingold in Berlin, at the Teatro alla Scala, and at the Proms; Don Carlos at La Scala and in Munich, Saint Petersburg, and Toulouse; Verdi’s Requiem in Florence, Naples, and Saint Petersburg; Tristan and Isolde in Munich, Valencia, Tokyo, and Madrid; and Rusalka in Chicago.
Gubanova made her debut in Japan in Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Riccardo Muti in Tokyo. With Muti, she also made her debut in Italy as Clytemnestre in Iphigénie en Aulide at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. She sang Eboli in Don Carlos at the Stars of the White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg, and later returned for Lyubasha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride and as Marguerite in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust.
In 2005, Gubanova sang Brangäne in Tristan and Isolde at the Opéra national de Paris; since then she has performed the role in Baden-Baden, Rotterdam, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Saint Petersburg, and Munich.
After her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Prokofiev’s War and Peace, Gubanova began a continuing collaboration with that company, singing Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffmann, Eboli in Don Carlos during the 2011 Japan Tour, and Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena.
Her concert repertoire includes Jocasta in Oedipus rex as well as Mahler’s Lied von der Erde, Rückert-Lieder, and Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
Future engagements include Tristan and Isolde in Salzburg and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; Werther and Cavalleria rusticana in Berlin, Don Carlos, Anna Bolena, and Aida at Metropolitan Opera in New York; and Norma in Barcelona and Munich.
A native of Moscow, Ekaterina Gubanova began her musical studies as a pianist. After she studied opera singing at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, she became a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House in London.