Ekaterina Bakanova - Soprano - W Print

Russian-born, Miss Ekaterina Bakanova graduated music school in accordion, piano and singing and graduated in Vocal Studies from Gnesin Music Academy in Moscow. She won several major international singing competitions like Bilbao International Singing competition (Bilbao, Spain), Hans Gabor Belvedere (Vienna, Austria), AsLiCo (Como, Italy) , Bella Voce (Moscow, Russia) before becoming a soloist at Novaya Opera. Her win at the Giuseppe de Stefano competition in Sicily and the Maria Caniglia competition in Sulmona led her to professional debut in Italy, where she studies privately with Gabriella Ravazzi in Genoa, and where since 2007 she has established a very successful career. She is a winner of Giulietta Prize as a best female singer at Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2015 and was nominated as a Best Young Female Opera Singers 2016 by Opera Awards in London.

Ekaterina Bakanova performs regulary on international opera stages like Arena di Verona, La Fenice Opera House, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, NCPA in Beijing, Semperoper Dresden, ROH Covent Garden. The artist collaborates with conductors such as Maurizio Benini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Stefano Montanari, Nello Santi, Placido Domingo, Karel Marc Chichon, Jan Latham Koenig, Mung Wung Chung and Yutako Sado; and with directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Robert Carson, Calixto Bieto, Richard Eyre, Henning Brockhaus, Hugo de Ana and Roberto Andó.

Recently she performed: La Traviata in Venice, Florence, Trieste, Peralada, Lisbon, Dresden, Moscow; La Rondine (new production) in Florence; a concert version of Carmen in Versailles with Jean-Christophe Spinosi with whom Mrs Bakanova also performed as Almirena in Rinaldo on tour in Brest, Lyon, Versailles, Moscow, Vienna and in Vivaldi's Gloria and Handel's Dixit Dominus in Paris (TCE); Don Giovanni, debuting as Donna Anna in Tel Aviv then in Padua; Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna) in Verona (Teatro Filarmonico); Il Bravo (Violetta) in Wexford; Rinaldo (Almirena); Les pêcheurs de perles at the Liceu in Barcelona and Dortmund; Turandot and Les Contes d'Hofffmann in Beijing; Shostakovich's Symphony n.14 with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg; Maria Stuarda in Lisbon; La Traviata in Madrid.

Her upcoming engagements include: Juditha Thriumphans in Lyon and Paris; La Traviata in Geneva, London and Seattle; Les pêcheurs de perles in  Oviedo; Antonia in Les Contes d'Hofffmann and Nedda in Pagliacci in Zurich;  Mahler's 4th Symphony at the Teatro Regio in Turin.

July 2020

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