Established as one of the leading sopranos of her generation, Ekaterina Siurina performs in many of the top opera houses across the world. Ekaterina studied at the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts, Moscow and became a soloist with the Municipal Moscow Theater, Novaya Opera, where she made her professional debut as Gilda (Rigoletto) singing opposite the world-renowned baritone Dimitri Hvorostovsky. She made her European debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Amina (La Sonnambula), Olympia (Les Contes de Hoffmann) and Violetta (La Traviata), I Puritani in Monte Carlo and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at Teatro alla Scala. Her American debut was at the Metropolitan Opera as Gilda, then followed by other appearances. She successfully performed in many famous opera houses all over the world including Opera de Paris, Berlin Staatsoper, Savonnlinna Opera Festival, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Teatro Colon, Arena de Verona and many others. Throughout her career she has brilliantly sung a variety of leading roles in Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte, Gianni Schicchi and La bohème, Falstaff, Carmen, L’elisir d’amor, Don Pasquale conducted by Placido Domingo, Maria Stuarda, La Traviata, Les pêcheurs de perles, I Capuleti e I Montecchi. Known for her poignant interpretations of the heroins in the coloratura and bel canto repertoire, which also includes the major lyric roles such as Mimi, Iolanta, Tatiana, Juliet, Antonia, Amelia Grimaldi and Desdemona. As a versatile soprano, Ekaterina is recognised on the concert platform, where she has worked with many of today’s prominent conductors in a wide range of works including Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Carmina Burana, Mozart’s C minor Mass, Requiem and Handel’s Messiah.
It’s my solo album that was supposed to happen long time ago, but with travelling, some contracts, kids and a tenor husband, it’s very hard to find the time and also be healthy at that time. I’ve been actually postponing the CD for almost a year, so I am very happy that it is actually coming up soon”, says Ekaterina.
In an exclusive, but very friendly conversation with OPERA Charm Magazine, Ekaterina confesses that for her new album, Amour éternel, she chose her favorite Italian and French arias and duets. She also tried to avoid the the repertoire that she has been already singing for so many years, the roles which the public has already had the chance to listen to her performing, bringing into the light some new pieces that she is now adding to her repertoire.
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