With her exceptional voice and dramatic talent, Russian-Italian spinto soprano Ekaterina Metlova has caught the attention of audiences at numerous opera houses throughout Italy, France, Spain, United States, Canada, China, Korea, and elsewhere.
Ms. Metlova’s engagements for the 2015/16 season include Abigaille in Nabucco at both Deutsche Oper Berlin and Opera de Oviedo in Spain, Senta in Der fliegende Hollander and a soloist in Verdi’s Requiem at Palacio de la Opera in La Coruña, Spain, and Isabella in Don Carlos at Teatros del Canal in Spain. Future engagements include Tosca at Opera de Oviedo and Grange Park Opera in England, Amelia in Un ballo in maschera at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Verdi’s I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata in Bilbao, Minnie in La Fanciulla del West at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, and a soloist in Verdi’s Requiem at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
In the 2014/15 season, Metlova sang “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde with the Spanish National Orchestra under the baton of John Nelson and Britten’s War Requiem with Orquesta de la Comunidad at the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid. She also sang Odabella in the concert version of Verdi’s Attila at Palacio de la Opera in La Coruña. In 2013, Metlova sang Minnie in La Fanciulla del West at Palacio de la Opera in La Coruña and the Castleton Festival in Virginia, both under the baton of Lorin Maazel, and in 2014 she sang the title role in Madama Butterfly also at the Castleton Festival.
Earlier in her career, Metlova sang Charlotte in Werther in Bolzano, Cremona, Pavia and Ravenna; Dulcinee in Don Quichotte in Slovenia; Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Lucilla in The Silken Ladder at Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia in Spain; Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and the title role in Carmen at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy; and the title role in The Rape of Lucretia in Berkeley, California. She has also sung the Soloist part in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the London Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Teatro La Fenice Orchestra and Danish National Symphony Orchestra, under the batons of Lorin Maazel and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
After initially majoring in choral conducting, Ekaterina Metlova decided to take her career in a new direction, studying voice at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. From 2005-2006, she completed her vocal studies at the Academy for Young Opera Singers at the Arena di Verona, Italy. In 2009, Metlova entered the Centre de Perfeccionament Placido Domingo Palau de Les Arts in Valencia, and in 2010 she won First Prize at the International Voice Competition of Bilbao, Spain.