Ekaterina Siurina (Soprano), Charles Castronovo (Tenor)
Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Contents Charpentier, G: Louise /Depuis le jour Gounod: Roméo et Juliette, CG 9 /Je veux vivre, Va! Je t’ai pardonné, Roméo! Qu’as-tu donc? Gounod: Faust /O Dieu! Que de bijoux! Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles /Me voilà seule dans la nuit Bizet: Carmen /Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante Puccini: La bohème, SC 67 /Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì, O soave fanciulla, Donde lieta uscì Puccini: La rondine, SC 83 /Chi il bel sogno di Doretta Puccini: Turandot, SC 91 /Signore, ascolta! Tu, che di gel sei cinta Verdi: Otello /Era più calmo?
Internationally renowned soprano Ekaterina Siurina, in her first album for Delos, presents a choice array of beautifully sung French and Italian opera arias by Gustave Charpentier, Charles Gounod, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Verdi. Siurina’s husband, acclaimed tenor Charles Castronovo, joins her in famous duets from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and Puccini’s La bohème. Sensitive and sonorous orchestral support comes courtesy of the Kaunas City Symphony orchestra under the baton of GRAMMY-nominated conductor Constantine Orbelian. One of the leading sopranos of her generation, Ekaterina Siurina performs at many of the top opera houses across the world. Ekaterina studied at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, in Moscow and became a soloist with the Municipal Moscow Theater, Novaya Opera, where she made her professional debut as Gilda in Rigoletto singing opposite the world-renowned baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. She was also a prize winner of the Rimsky-Korsakov competition in St. Petersburg, and of the Elena Obraztsova Competition.