Vlada Borovko

Vlada Borovko

Soprano

"Vlada Borovko (Ermione) brought the house down with her furious demisemiquavers". The Guardian, November 2016
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«Some of the best singing of the evening came from Vlada Borovko, filling in for Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia. She seemed utterly comfortable and confident, taking the stage with grace and fleshing out the vulnerabilities of her character easily. Her tone was round and plummy, yet incredibly agile and flexible. Particularly, her quiet singing was something to be remarked on - very well controlled, but it seemed to always be deeply felt. I kept thinking I'd heard her best aria, but then she would impress me again. She opened the opera with a stunning display of vocal fireworks and emotional intensity that was balanced best by the incredibly tender and astonishing "Pallid'ombre" in Act III."»
SCHMOPERA, JULY 2017 (2017)
«Vlada Borovko (Ermione) took the vocal honours as oreste's lover , impeccably accurate in both fast and slow movements»
Neuer Merker 2016 (2017)
«"As Norma’s confidante Clotilde Vlada Borovko proved her worth as a rising soprano with a solid technique to listen out for, rounding out her character with skilled yet subtle acting ability."»
MUSIC OHM, SEPTEMBER 2016 (2017)
2017Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreGiannetta
2017Mozart: Mitridate, re di PontoAspasia
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2017Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2016Handel: OresteErmione
2016Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2016Verdi: NabuccoAnna
2015Bizet: CarmenFrasquita

Bio

An alumna of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Russian soprano Vlada Borovko became a member of the programme at the start of the 2015/16 season, immediately upon her graduation
from the Kazan State Conservatory.

Shortly after her joining the program, she made an impressive debut as Violetta Valery on the main stage of Royal Opera House, when she was called at the last moment to step in for an ailing colleague. The event marked not only her debut in the role but also her stage debut in a leading role. Since then she has appeared in productions of Norma, L’elisir d’amore andBoris
Godunov, as well as taking on the role of Aspasia in Royal Opera House’s acclaimed production of Mitridate, Re di Ponto.

In the 2017/18 season, Borovko makes her debut at Oper Köln as Violetta in new production of La traviata as well as returning to the Royal Opera House as a guest artist to debut the role of Musetta La bohème in Richard Jones' much anticipated new production.




Last season with the Royal Opera House, Borovko sang Clotilde Norma, Ermione Oreste, Mlle Jouvenot Adriana Lecouvreur, Giannetta L’elisir d’amore as well as covering Leonora 

Il Trovatore, and Violetta La traviata. Whilst covering Aspasia Mitridate, re di Ponto, Borovko was called to step in at the last moment for an ailing colleague for three performances. On the concert platform she performed Verdi’s Requiem at the Grange Festival as part of their inaugural season and was a finalist in Placido Domingo’s prestigious 2017 Operalia competition.




Other recent roles with the Royal Opera House included Frasquita Carmen, Xenia in a new production of Boris Godunov which was also presented at the BBC Proms, Anna Nabucco and a venture into another Verdi role, Leonora in Il Trovatore.

Borovko initially went on to study foreign languages at the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod. 

Upon her graduation she enrolled at the Kazan State Conservatory where she studied under the guidance of Galina Lastovka. While still a student, she was invited to take part in the world premieres of two contemporary works and sang Stephano Roméo et Juliette in Kazan. She made her professional opera debut as MércèdesCarmen at Tatar State Opera and Ballet Theatre and sang Annie and Strawberry Woman Porgy and Bess with Marco Boemi at the International Shalyapin Opera Festival.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Bohème Musetta Immediately Royal Opera House Covent Garden 2018
Verdi: La Traviata Violetta Valéry Immediately Oper Köln 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Giannetta Immediately Royal Opera House Covent Garden 2017
Mozart: Mitridate, re di Ponto Aspasia 1 week Royal Opera House Covent Garden 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Don Giovanni No Royal Opera House Covent Garden 2017

Awards

OPERALIA FINALIST
2017
eVA mARTON SINGING COMPETITION SPECIAL PRIZE
2017
Vissi d'arte competition Prague 1st prize
2018