Russian soprano Ekaterina Siurina enjoys an international career that takes her to many of the top opera houses in Europe and America. Ekaterina studied at the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts, Moscow, where she made her professional debut singing opposite the world-renowned baritone Dimitri Hvorostovsky at the Novaya Opera. She became a soloist with the Municipal Moscow Theatre and was a prize winner of the Rimski-Korsakov competition in St Petersburg during her studies.
Her operatic roles include Donna Anna Don Giovanni Wiener Staatsoper, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Mimi La Boheme, Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi for the Royal Opera House, L’elisir d’amore for Bayerische Staatsoper, Pittsburgh Opera and Opera de Nice, Glyndebourne Festival, Staatsoper Berlin and Hamburgische Staatsoper, Le nozze di Figaro at the Opera de Paris, Zerlina Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro at Teatro alla Scala, Violetta La traviata with the Canadian Opera Company, Leila Les pêcheurs de perles at Opera Australia, Guilietta I Capuleti e I Montecchi at the Liceu Barcelona and Rigoletto at the Arena di Verona.
As a versatile soprano, Ekaterina is recognised on the concert platform, where she has worked with many of today’s prominent conductors including Yuri Temirkanov, Evelino Pidò, Daniel Oren, Philippe Jordan, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Bonynge, Enrique Mazzola and Guillaume Tourniaire.
Recent engagements include L’elisir d’amore and Falstaff at the Bayerische Staatsoper, her debut as Donna Anna Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper, Adina L’elisir d’amore for Pittsburgh Opera and a return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Mimi. Concert appearances included the Rossini Stabat Mater with the Orchestre d’Ille de France conducted by Maestro Mazzola, Beethoven 9 conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann at the National Concert Hall Dublin Handel and Messiah with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Highlights of the 2018/19 season include Gilda Rigoletto in Luxembourg and Paris with Gustavo Gimeno and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, a return to the Wiener Staatsoper as Violetta La Traviata and Gilda Rigoletto for Teatro Colón, alongside other European concert engagements. Forthcoming Ekaterina will also make her role debuts as Iolanta and Desdemona Otello.
She released her debut solo album in 2014, Amore e Morte (Opus Arte) featuring songs by Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. Also released the same year, she features amongst others on the Complete Rachmaninov songs disc, accompanied by Iain Burnside (Delphian).
You can see Ekaterina Siurina in action at The Trusts Community Foundation Opera in Concert - Mozart's Don Giovanni on Friday 19 July.
Ekaterina Siurina's performance is supported by and in memory of Lesley French, who loved music and opera.