Russian soprano Ekaterina Siurina was born in Ekaterinburg and completed her studies at the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts in Moscow. During her studies, Ms Siurina became a soloist with the Municipal Moscow Theatre, Novaja Opera. After garnering honours at the International Elena Obrazova competition for singers of Chamber Art in Moscow in 2000, and the Opera competition in St Petersburg in 2002, Ms Siurina later was awarded a winner at the Rimski-Korsakov competition in St Petersburg.
In 1999, while still a student, Ms Siurina made her professional role debut as Gilda in Rigoletto singing opposite renown baritone, Dimitri Hvorostovsky. Since completing her studies, she performed as soloist including the title role of Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda”, Rimski-Korsakov’s “The Snow Maiden” and again appearing as Gilda in Rigoletto in co-production at the ‘Savonlinna Festival’, Finland. Prominent solo debuts include appearances as Giulietta in “I Capuleti e Montecchi” at the Opera de Montpellier, Royal Opera de Wallonie and Brussels, “I Puritani” at the Opera de Monte-Carlo, and also Adina in “L’elisir d’amore” at the Staatsoper Berlin and Staatsoper Hamburg. Significant role debuts have included Gilda at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Deutsche Oper Berlin, and also in Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” at the Paris Opera Garnier, also available on DVD.
Ms Siurina’s Italian debut was as Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” at Teatro alla Scala, Milano. Following her Italian appearance was “L’elisir d’amore” with the Opera Bastille in Paris and Ilia in “Idomeneo” recorded live for the Decca label on DVD at the 2006 Salzburg Festival, commemorating Mozart’s 250th birthday.
Ms Siurina made her Metropolitan Opera debut in October, 2006 singing the role of Gilda with Juan Pons. She was invited back to the Metropolitan in November 2007, to sing the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, performing with Bryn Terfel, who sang his final Figaro during these performances.
In addition to opera, Ekaterina has also appeared on the concert stage, performing as the soprano soloist in Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London and with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Orchestra de Paris. She also sang as the soprano soloist in Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” in Paris and on tour.
Ms. Siurina adds to her current season role debuts as Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni” at the Wiener Staatsoper and Mimi in La Boheme at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. She also made her much anticipated debut as Gilda at Arena di Verona in Verdi’s Rigoletto this season. Ms Siurina has worked with many of today’s preeminent conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Sir Roger Norrington, Philippe Jordan, Richard Bonynge, Daniel Harding and Antonio Pappano. Her future engagements include debuts as Mimi, Donna Anna, Antonia and Gilda in many of the world’s leading opera houses.