Ekaterina Siurina

Introduction

Already established as one of the leading sopranos of her generation, Ekaterina Siurina regularly performs in the top opera houses in the world, including; the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Opera de Paris, MET Opera New York and Salzburg Festival. Ekaterina's stand out roles include Gilda/Rigoletto, Ilia/Idomeneo, Ann Trulove/The Rake's Progress, Adina/l'elisir d'amore, Amina/La Sonnambula and Giulietta/I Capuleti e i Montecchi among others. Also Renowned for her sparkling soprano and charming concert stage presence, Ekaterina is in demand internationally, often performing alongside her husband, the tenor Charles Castronovo. Ekaterina has released her debut solo recital disc, 'Amore e Morte' featuring songs by Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini, accompanied by Iain Burnside. Ekaterina also features on the recently released Rachmaninov songs disc available on Delphian Records.

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OPERATIC:

BELLINI I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Giulietta)
BELLINI I Puritani (Elvira)
BELLINI La Sonnambula (Amina)

BIZET Les Pecheurs de Perles (Leila)

DONIZETTI Elisir d'amore (Adina)
DONIZETTI Don Pasquale (Norina)

GLINKA Ruslan and Lyudmila In preparation

GLUCK Orfeo et Euridice (Euridice)

GOUNDOD Romeo et Juliette

HANDEL Alcina (Morgana) In preparation
HANDEL Giulio Cesare (Cleopatre) In preparation
HANDEL Ariodante (Ginevra) In preparation

MOZART Clemenza di tito (Servilia)
MOZART Idomeneo (Ilia)
MOZART Cosi' fan tutte (Despina)
MOZART Die Zauberflöte (Pamina)
MOZART Lucio Silla (Giunia) In preparartion
MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna)

PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi

RIMSKI-KORSAKOV Snowmaiden
RIMSKI-KORSAKOV The Tsar's Bride

STRAVINSKY The Rakes Progress

VERDI Rigoletto (Gilda)
VERDI Falstaff (Nannetta)

CONCERT:

BRAHMS Requiem
MAHLER Symphony No. 4
MOZART C Minor Mass
ORFF Carmina Burana
PERGOLESI Stabat Mater

MOZART ARIAS:

Il Re Pastore (Aminta), L'amero
La Finta Giardiniera (Sandrina), Crudeli, fermate
Mitridate (Ismene), Tu sai per chi m'accese
Mitridate (Sifare), Parto: nel gran cimento

CONCERT ARIAS:

Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle K538
Bella mia fiamma K528
Chi sa, chi sa, qual sia K582
Vado, ma dove K583

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Schedule

Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

DONIZETTI: L'elisir d'amore

Musikalische Leitung Asher Fisch
Inszenierung David Bösch
Adina Ekaterina Siurina
Nemorino Charles Castronovo
Belcore Roman Burdenko
Dulcamara Ambrogio Maestri
Giannetta Mária Celeng

Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

DONIZETTI: L'elisir d'amore

Musikalische Leitung Asher Fisch
Inszenierung David Bösch
Adina Ekaterina Siurina
Nemorino Charles Castronovo
Belcore Roman Burdenko
Dulcamara Ambrogio Maestri
Giannetta Mária Celeng

Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

DONIZETTI: L'elisir d'amore

Musikalische Leitung Asher Fisch
Inszenierung David Bösch
Adina Ekaterina Siurina
Nemorino Charles Castronovo
Belcore Roman Burdenko
Dulcamara Ambrogio Maestri
Giannetta Mária Celeng

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Interviews

Click here to read the interview on what its like to work with your husband with Ekaterina and tenor Charles Castronovo ahead of their appearance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Pamina and Tamino in The Magic Flute.
Clare Colvin, The Sunday Express, 31 March 2013

Click here to read the interview with Ekaterina Siuirna prior to her house debut at the Houston Grand Opera, as Adina in Elisir d'Amore. 
Everett Evans, The Houston Chronicle, October 23 2009

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Rachmaninov Songs

Delphian Records


Ekaterina Siurina’s sweet soprano comes into its own in the Op 38 set, while she and Vinogradov make something special of Two Farewells.
Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times, 23 March 2014
But the early songs have their own power, and Oh Do Not Sing and Spring Waters have justly become classics of the repertoire. They are both attached with fervour here by Siurina and the wirier Vishnevskaya-like Evelina Dobraceva respectively.
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 27 Feb 2014
'The two soprano's are top note perfect: Ekaterina Siurina, who shows surprising grit in the final sequence composed for the great Nina Koshetz, and the more heroic Evelina Dobraceva.'
David Nice, BBC Music Magazine, 16 April 2014
"Siurina is also assigned the six Koshetz songs, Op 38, a set that shows how far Rachmaninov had come stylistically since the echoes of Tchaikovsky in his earliest songs, and she sings them strongly but with lovely mystic touches that point to the poetry’s alliances with Symbolism.'

Gramophone Magazine, April 24 2014
The two sopranos, Ekaterina Siurina and Evelina Dobraceva, are sharply contrasted, the first light and lyric, the second more dramatic. 

Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 24 April 2014

Amore e morte

Rosenblatt Recital Disc

I am emerging from the Wagner and Verdi year of 2013 very sick of Verdi. It’s not his fault. It’s that 95 percent of the celebrations revolved around Verdi. Not only does Wagner involve challenges and controversy, but Verdi wrote a million operas while Wagner wrote, what, 12? That’s why I laughed when WNED-FM began its yearlong toast to the two composers, working its way through both composers’ output with an opera every week. Guess who got the lion’s share of that? All this actually adds up to a compliment to this album because it has a load of Verdi, and I couldn’t believe that I liked it. Ekaterina Siurina, a soprano with a most pleasant and smooth voice, is actually singing not arias but art songs, not only by Verdi but by Donizetti and Bellini. Iain Burnside accompanies her on piano. (He is really an accompanist, playing quietly and discreetly.) The simple setting plays up the bel canto grace of the writing. You begin to hear how these composers were influenced by Mozart, and what Chopin saw in their melodies. It’s also fascinating to contrast the songs with the composers’ arias, which are much better known. Altogether, a surprising and diverting adventure. This recital is courtesy of Rosenblatt Recitals, described as “the only major operatic recital series in the world.
Mary Kunz Goldman, Buffalo News, 02 Jan 2014
Amore e Morte
Ekaterina Siurina, soprano; Iain Burnside, piano (Opus Arte)

Ekaterina Siurina has the type of soprano voice that’s perfect for sweet soubrette roles: compact, pure and agile, yet with presence and color in its lower range. On a recording of songs by bel canto composers Verdi, Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, she plays both within and beyond expectations and also shows a particular flair for folk-inflected works.

Verdi’s Violetta comes to mind in his "Stornello" as she sings of being free from love and commitment. In his aria-like "Perduta ho la pace," she comes across as a tragedienne, a role often reserved for fuller voices.

Siurina also offers a vivid interpretation of Donizetti’s sailor song "Amor Marinaro," capturing the seaside lilt as well as the speaker’s fervor. Her ease and sense of character in Rossini’s "La pastorella dell’Alpi," which has yodel-like leaps, charms. So does her embodiment of a blissful chimney sweep in Verdi’s "Lo Spazzocamino" and a gypsy in Donizetti’s "La Zingara."

Throughout, pianist Iain Burnside provides lively accompaniment, mirroring the texts’ varied shades of tremulousness, calm, passion and joy.
Ronni Reich, New Jersey.com, 10 January 2014

Mozart

Die Zauberflote

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

But this time round the show is strongly cast. Indeed, I can’t remember for a long time hearing a Pamina as radiant, ripe and vocally expressive as that of Ekaterina Siurina. Her shaping and colouring of Ach, ich fühl’s is breathtaking; her cry of Tamino mein! heart-stopping.
Hilary Finch, The Times, 17 April 2013
The cast was uniformly excellent...Pamina is the more youthful and energetic character, leading the musical conversation to new keys. Hannah Sander, Classical Source, 17 April 2013
Just as impressive, in their totally different style, were the pairing of Charles Castronovo and Ekaterina Siurina as Tamino and Pamina. Castronovo brought a rather Italianate languid nobility to the role – an Enlightenment prince, perhaps, rather than a fairytale one – and both he and Siurina sang with immense lyricism and belief.  David Karlin, Bachtrack, 17 April 2013
There are other excellent reasons to see it, too. Russian singer Ekaterina Siurina steps up to the pinnacle of A-list Mozartian sopranos with her performance as heroine Pamina. Her gleaming sound, flawless technique and energetic acting are worth the price of a ticket alone. Warwick Thompson, The Metro, 18 April 2013

Bellini

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Bayerische Staatsoper

München - 'Vergesst Shakespeare' müsste man bei Vincenzo Bellinis Oper 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi' sagen, denn erst die Schlussszene zeigt das tragische Paar der verfeindeten Familien so, wie wir das kennen. Wenn jetzt im Nationaltheater als Romeo erstmals Joyce DiDonato auf Ekaterina Siurina als Julia trifft, dann erleben wir Belcanto pur: Hier der herbe, fein vibrierende Mezzo und eine Frau, die raffiniert und sehr präsent eine draufgängerische Jungmännerrolle spielt, dort der wunderbar gehaltvolle, herrlich phrasierende Sopran und das hinreißende Spiel der Russin als von Lebensangst und Depression beinahe zerfressenem Mädchen, das von seiner Liebe am Ende getötet wird. Suddeutsche.de, 20 February 2013
Ihr sopranist klar konturiert schimmert wie edles Porzellan und füllt trotz aller mädchenhaftigkeit locker das Nationaltheater. Gabriele Luster,Tageszeitung, 20 February 2013

Mozart

Don Giovanni

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Ekaterina Siurina was delectable in every way as Zerlina. She, too, sidestepped the modern clichés that make her character a conniving minx instead of a flawed but good-hearted country girl. Her voice only really bloomed in the highest reaches of the role, but she seemed genuinely torn in Là ci darem la mano and brought sweetness and warmth to Vedrai, carino. Marion Rosenberg, The Classical Review, 29 Nov 2012

Verdi

Rigoletto

Royal Opera House, London

Ekaterina Siurina has all the right vocal makeup for Gilda. Most Gildas deliver on the innocence and so does Siurina but she also delivers on the pain. Verdi gives us in music an innocent young woman to whom maturity costs agony. Every step of this painful journey has been carefully measured by Ekaterina Siurina, making her one of the most impressive Gildas on today’s scene. Jack Buckley, Seen and Heard, 18 April 2012
Ekaterina Siurina (Gilda) manages this delicate balance with some aplomb: “Caro nome” offered agility and amplitude, the cadenza technically terrific and rapturous. Edward Seckerson, The Independent, 31 March 2012
Ekaterina Siurina brings delicate focus to his daughter, Gilda, John Allison, The Telegraph, 11 Apr 2012

Donizetti

Don Pasquale

Washignton National Opera

"...Siurina is the perfect bel canto heroine, her many arpeggios crisp and bright..."
The Washington Examiner, June 2011

Mozart

The Magic Flute

Santa Fe Opera

"Ekaterina Siurina made a spectacular company debut as Pamina. The Siberian soprano's voice is so well suited to the heroine's music that Mozart could have written it with her in mind. Rarely will one experience such a wedding of voice to character, with Siurina's purity of tone and gleaming vocalism spoiling audience members for all future Magic Flute productions. The soprano rose to the challenge of Ach, ich fuhls in remarkable fashion, singing this torturous aria with refined expression and ravishing pianissimos, earning her an ovation that nearly stopped the show. Her charming Russian-accented English dialogue was irresistible as well..." Lawrance Johnson, The Classical Review, 17 August 2010

Donizetti

Elisir d'Amore

Houston Grand Opera

"Siurina's enchanting Adina is everything this pert minx should be. She's mischievous, capricious, womanly yet with a warmth and tenderheartedness just waiting to be tapped. Her voice is warm and supple, ringing with bell-like brightness in its upper range yet always mellow. Her peak is Act 2's realization of how much Nemorino has sacrificed for her, which finally melts her heart. She sings/acts this scene so exquisitely that yours will melt a little too." Houston Chronicle, 26th October 2009

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Recordings

Rachmaninov Songs

Rachmaninov Songs

Evelina Dobraceva, Ekaterina Siurina (sopranos), Justina Gringyte (mezzo-soprano), Daniil Shtoda (tenor), Andrei Bondarenko, Rodion Pogossov (baritones), Alexander Vinogradov (bass) & Iain Burnside (piano)

Catalogue No: DCD34127
Release date: 10th March 2014
Barcode: 0801918341274

Delphian

Amore e morte

Ekaterina celebrates the song-writing talents of four great composers better known for their operas in a recital of flirtatious, passionate and grief-stricken lovers plighting their troths in such cities as Naples, Florence and Venice. 

Ekaterina Siurina, Soprano
Iain Burnside, Piano

Opus Arte

Mozart

Don Giovanni (Zerlina) [DVD]
Salzburg Festival, Wiener Philharmoniker, Maltman, Kotscherga, Dasch, Polenzani, Roschmann, Schrott, Siurina, Esposito


Unitel Classica

Mozart

La Clemenza di Tito [DVD] 
Opera National de Paris
Graham, Minutillo, Naglestad, Siurina, Bracht, Pregardien, 

Opus Arte