Vlada Borovko

soprano

Described by Opera Today magazine as a soprano of dramatic power and commanding presence, 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 joining the programme, she made an impressive debut as Violetta Valery on the main stage of Royal Opera House. 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 and Boris Godunov, as well as taking on the role of Aspasia in Royal Opera House’s acclaimed production of Mitridate, Re di Ponto.

Ms. Borovko opened the 2020/21 season at  Staatstheater Kassel with the role of Violetta in the world premiere of L’ultimo sogno by Giuseppe Verdi and Carlo Ciceri.  Her role debuts as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at Municipal de Santiago and Marguerite Faust in France were cancelled due to Covid-19.

 

Recent  highlights include her return to the Royal Opera House as a guest artist as Musetta and Violetta, a role and  a company debut at Staatsoper Stuttgart as Mimi, a role  debut as Micaela in  in J. K. Tyl Theatre Plzen, company debuts at Oper Köln and Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe as Violetta. a house debut as Clotilde in Jürgen Rose’s production of Norma at Bayerische Staatsoper, Leonora (Il trovatore) with Opera de Baugé and a role and house debut as Adalgisa at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile.

 

Borovko appeared as Mademoiselle Jouvenot in Adriana Lecouvreur concert version starring Anna Netrebko at Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2019. The other highlights on the concert plarform include the engagements with BBC Orchestra in Cardiff and Grange Festival as the soloist in Requiem by G. Verdi.

 

Borovko was a finalist in Placido Domingo’s prestigious 2017 Operalia competition. She worked with such conductors as AntonioPappano, Daniel Oren, Bertrand de Billy, Christophe Rousset, Daniele Callegari among others.

Further role assignments whilst on the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House included Frasquita, Xenia in a new production of Boris Godunov which was also presented at the BBC Proms, Anna (Nabucco), Clotilde (Norma), and others. 

 

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 Mércèdes (Carmen) 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.

 

Main opera parts:

  • V. Bellini, Norma, Adalgisa

  • G. Bizet, Carmen, Micaela,

  • F. Gounod, Faust, Marguerite

  • G. F. Haendel, Oreste, Ermione

  • W. A. Mozart, Mitridate, Re di Ponto, Aspasia

  • W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira

  • M. Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov, Xenia

  • G. Puccini, La bohème, Mimi, Musetta

  • G. Verdi, La Traviata, Violetta

  • G. Verdi, Messa da Requiem

  • G. Verdi, II trovatore, Leonora

  • P. Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Tatyana