Ekaterina Gubanova is a Russian mezzo-soprano.
At the age of 23 as a member of the Young Artists Program at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, she sang several roles including Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and The Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte.
In 2005 she sang the role of Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde to immense critical acclaim at the Paris Opera.
In Russia she sang Eboli at The Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and in 2008 she returned to sing Lubasha in The Tsar’s Bride and Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust by Berlioz.
She is well recognised on the concert platforms of Europe singing at prestigious events with renowned conductors.
Ms Gubanova has performed at the Salzburg Festival as the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte under the baton of Maestro Muti and as Flosshilde in Das Rheingold conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
Other engagements have included the role of Neris in a new production of Medée in Brussels and her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2007 was as Hélène Bezukhova in War and Peace.
She debuted at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Amneris in Aida and in Italy she played Klytemnestra in Iphigénie en Aulide at Opera di Roma, conducted by Riccardo Muti.
In 2009 she returned to the Met to play in a new production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann under James Levine and in 2011 she sang Giovanna Seymour to Anna Netrebko's Anna Bolena at the Metropolitan.