Russian soprano Maria Lobanova was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. She enrolled at the Moscow State Institute of Culture and Arts receiving a Master’s degree in 2009. She was a prizewinner at the XXII Sobinov International Competition 2009 and the Romansiada Vocal Competition 2007 as well as a finalist at the Wagner Stimmen 2015 (Karlsruhe, Germany).
In 2012-2014 Maria Lobanova was a member of the Young Artist Program and since 2016 a soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, performing such roles as the title role in Shostakovich’s Katerina Izmailova, Kupava in Rimsky-Korsakov`s The Snow Maiden, Princess Olga Yuryevna Tokmakova in Rimsky Korsakov’s Maid of Pskov, Nastassya Filippovna in Weinberg`s Idiot and covering Jeanne d’Arc in The Maid of Orleans and Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer. Her upcoming performances at the Bolshoi Theatre include Cizí kn?žna in Dvorak’s Rusalka and Liza in Queen of Spades as well as the soprano solo of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14, Op. 135.
Maria Lobanova’s German debut took place in Kaiserslautern, where she appeared as Maria in R.Strauss’ Friedenstag. In 2019 she will be singing Renata in The Fiery Angel at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in 2019.
Still a student, she became a soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in 2007, performing there until 2012 as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Tamara in Rubinstein’s Demon, Militrisa in The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Masha in Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki, Antonia’s Mother in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Rusalka in Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night and the Wife in Milhaud’s Le Pauvre Matelot.