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 Florence, at Semperoper Dresden and La Fenice in Venice; La Rondine (new production) in Florence; a concert version of Carmen in Versailles with Jean-Christophe Spinosi; Don Giovanni, debuting as Donna Anna, at the Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center; Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna) in Verona (Teatro Filarmonico); Il Bravo (Violetta) in Wexford.

Her upcoming engagements include: La Traviata in Tel Aviv, Madrid and Geneva;  Les pêcheurs de perles at the Liceu in Barcelona, Oviedo and Dortmund; Manon in Tel-Aviv; Les Contes d'Hofffmann in Beijing; Shostakovich's Symphony n.14 with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg; Rinaldo in Brest, Lyon, Versailles, Moscow, Vienna.

 February 2019

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