Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist
Ekaterina Gubanova was born in Moscow. She began her music studies as a pianist and choral conductor. Studied vocals as an opera soloist at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), in addition to participating in a youth programme at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden).
Makes appearances at the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro alla Scala, the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Berliner Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Madrid’s Teatro Real, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and the Mariinsky Theatre among other venues. In 2005 critics heaped praise on her interpretation of the role of Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde at the Opéra de Paris. Ekaterina Gubanova has subsequently appeared in that role in Baden-Baden, Rotterdam, again in Paris, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Salzburg, St Petersburg, Munich and Buenos Aires under such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Semyon Bychkov, Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung and Kent Nagano. Under the baton of Daniel Barenboim she has appeared as Fricka in Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at the Berliner Staatsoper and La Scala, also singing that role under Kirill Petrenko at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
The singer’s repertoire includes: Adalgisa (Norma), Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena), Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Jocasta (Œdipus Rex), the Princess (Dvořák’s Rusalka), Charlotte (Werther), Clitemnestre (Iphigénie en Aulide), Judith (Bluebeard’s Castle), the mezzo-soprano parts in Verdi’s Requiem, Berlioz’ symphonie dramatique Roméo et Juliette and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Ekaterina Gubanova’s concert repertoire also includes Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Rückert-Lieder and Second and Third Symphonies, French and Russian music.
Made her Mariinsky Theatre debut in 2006 in Eugene Onegin.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Polina and Milovzor (The Queen of Spades)
Princess Eboli (Don Carlo)
Maryna Mniszech (Boris Godunov)
Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust)
Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde)
Cassandre (Les Troyens)
Hélène Bezukhova (War and Peace)
Erda (Das Rheingold)
Fricka (Das Rheingold and Die Walküre)
Mezzo-soprano part in Verdi’s Requiem
Participated in a recording of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen with the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev for the Mariinsky label.
In 2020 she received the Casta Diva opera prize in the category “Singer of the Year”.
Information for February 2021