ClassicsToday gives across-the-board 10s to Amour éternel starring Ekaterina Siruina and Charles Castronovo, Constantine Orbelian, and the Kaunas City Symphony:
“Siurina has “special” in spades! I was impressed from the start, with a lovely “Depuis le jour”, with all of its hurdles neatly cleared, and Juliette’s “Je veux vivre” spotlessly sung, without a hint of the chirpiness or shrillness one might fear comes along with it. But I was stopped in my tracks when she, along with her husband, tenor Charles Castronovo, began the gorgeous duets from Roméo et Juliette: round, luscious tone, a wonderful give-and-take between the lovers, and the urgency and passion absolutely clear. … Doretta’s aria knocked me out from the first words, which actually sound dreamy, and the rise to the pianissimo high-C is a great success. … Siurina’s tone is silvery and light… the legato is flawless, her sense of portamento always at the service at the music, and the sound is always beautiful… Constantine Orbellian leads the Kaunas Orchestra with warmth and understanding. I’ll be listening to Siurina for a long time.”—Robert Levine, ClassicsToday
See the full review on ClassicsToday.com!