Vlada Borovko

soprano voice
Vlada Borovko (soprano)  is Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House (2015-2017). In  2015/16  Season her roles include Frasquita (Carmen), Xenia (Boris Godunov) and Anna (Nabucco) on the main stage. She is  also official cover for Violetta ("La Traviata") and Leonora ("Il Trovatore").
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JPYAP gala on the main stage of Covent Garden 28. Jun 2016

In June I was honoured to sing with great singers in "Nabucco" at the Royal Opera House. Itwasbigpleasure to perform ensembles with Placido Domingo! Now I am having cover rehearsals as Leonora in new production of "Il Trovatore", at the same time rehearsing for JPYAP gala. This will be a special eve...

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NameBorovko, Vlada
Date of Birth
Born inRussia, Europe
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages Russian,  Italian,  German 
attended UniversitiesKazan State Conservatoire

"On Shaliapin's celebration in Kazan"
2014-02-16 OperaNews.ru, Kazan
"The quartet of  the main characters  was professionally supported by  the smugglers with their plucky Gypsy friends. These parts were  performed by Kazan soloists Yuri Ivshin, Yuri Petrov, Gulnora Gatina and Vlada Borovko.
( Russian: "Квартет главных персонажей профессионально поддержали контрабандисты со своими боевыми подругами-цыганками. Эти партии исполнили казанские солисты Юрий Ившин, Юрий Петров, Гульнора Гатина и Влада Боровко".)
(Eugeny Tsodokov)
REVIEW from 2014-02-16  
"Mussorgsky : Boris Godunov / Royal Opera, 14th March 2015"
2016-03-15 Opera Britannia, London
"Fortunately the other parts were of high standard with special mention of Kostas Smoriginas excellent as Shchelkalov (what a gift of a role this is!) and Vlada Borovko as Xenia."
(Sebastian Petit)
REVIEW from 2016-03-15  
"Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera House"
2016-03-20 "Sunday express", London
"John Graham-Hall as Prince Shuisky subtly undermines the beleaguered Tsar, and Royal Opera Young Artist Vlada Borovko impresses as Boris's unhappy daughter Xenia."
REVIEW from 2016-03-20  
"Tacea la notte placida..." from "Il Trtovatore" by G. Verdi
"Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amore " from "Il Trovatore" by G. Verdi was sang by Vlada Borovko (soprano) in Budapest during "The 1st Eva Marton Opera singing competition" in 2014. The Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ádám Medveczky. 
Norma @ Royal Opera House, London
2016-09-13 MusicOMH, London
"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."
(Evan Dickerson)
REVIEW from 2016-09-13  
2016-10-03 Schmopera, London
"Safe as the programme may have been, the singers and pianists impressed; some of our highlights were the performances by tenor Thomas Atkins, sopranos Jennifer Davis and Vlada Borovko, and tenor David Junghoon Kim."
(Jenna Douglas)
REVIEW from 2016-10-03  
Nabucco, Royal Opera, ROH, Covent Garden, June 2016
2016-06-07 Mark Ronan, theatre reviews, London
"The act I trio between Ismaele, Fenena and Abigail was beautifully sung, as were supporting roles, with ROH Young Artist Vlada Borovko notable as Zaccaria's sister Anna."
(Mark Ronan)
REVIEW from 2016-06-07  
"On Shaliapin's celebration in Kazan"
2014-02-16 http://www.operanews.ru/, Kazan
"I consider it my duty to mention  episodic parts of Crab Man  and Strawberry woman. Kazan soloists Stanislav Shcherbinin and Vlada Borovko managed  clearly show in these brief solo episodes their temperament in combination with refined craftsmanship. 
( Russian: "Считаю своим долгом упомянуть и совсем уж эпизодические партии Продавца крабов и Продавщицы клубники. Казанские солисты Станислав Щербинин и Влада Боровко сумели в этих кратких сольных эпизодах ярко проявить свой темперамент в сочетании с отточенным мастерством.)
(Eugeny Tsodokov)
REVIEW from 2014-02-16  
Opera Gala bows
With Krzysztof Szumański, Alexander James Edwards, Marie Elliott and Peter Bailey. 
Lisa's recollection from the opera "Dawns here are quiet" by K. Molchanov
The first performance of the piece for the audience with the pianist Ildar Nigmatullin.  
Prom 2: Royal Opera's spine-tingling Boris Godunov transfers to the Proms
2016-07-17 Bachtrack, London
"Amongst the more minor roles, nods should go to Jeremy White's police officer, Nikitich who opened the opera with a powerful, sonorous bass, and Vlada Borovko's Xenia, the only female role in this version, whose warm soprano was given too little to sing."
(Dominic Lowe)
REVIEW from 2016-07-17  
Bright singing, grim staging: the JPYA Summer Performance at Covent Garden
2016-07-17 Bachtrack, London
"Vlada Borovko gave a heartfelt Kát'a, steely top notes confidently placed..."
(Mark Pullinger)
REVIEW from 2016-07-17  
"Boris Godounov opéra de Modeste Moussorgski"
2016-03-21 "Anaclase",
"Parmi les autres seconds rôles l'on remarque le soprano russe Vlada Borovko, attachante Xenia éplorée.."
( Bertrand Bolognesi)
REVIEW from 2016-03-21  
ROH, JPYAP audition, after the final
After the  audition for the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in London, Covent Garden. It was absolutely amazing experience.  
"Boris Godunov" the Royal Opera
Vlada Borovko as Xenia, Sarah Pring As Xenia's Nurse in Boris Godunov 
"Review: Carmen, Royal Opera House"
2015-10-29 "A young theatre", London
"Of the supporting performers, the pairing of Michèle Losier and Vlada Borovko as Carmen's gypsy friends must be praised – feisty and in sync with each other, these two are a welcome addition to each of the scenes they play a role in."
(Daniel Perks)
REVIEW from 2015-10-29  
"Carmen at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden"
 "Opera Online", London
"...while Vlada Borovko and Michèle Losier are excellent as Carmen's gypsy friends, Frasquita and Mercédès."
(Sam Smith)
"Quando m'en vo" Musetta's Waltz
"Quando m'en vo" (Musetta's Waltz) from "La Boheme" by G. Puccini was performed by Vlada Borovko (soprano) in Budapest during "The 1st Eva Marton Opera singing competition". The Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ádám Medveczky. 
Vlada Borovko in "La Traviata" (Covent Garden 9/03/16)
As Violetta in "La Traviata", 1st act. 9/03/16. Role debut. 
A Summer Performance Showcases Young Talent Nurtured by the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme
2016-07-18 Seen and Heard International, London
"Nobody had anything less than a good voice but – in my opinion – only three singers genuinely commanded the stage and particularly drew my eyes to them: Russia's Vlada Borovko, Australia's Emily Edmonds and England's James Platt. Singing in Czech and Russian admittedly did cause all of them to be thinking more about the sound of their words rather than their acting; whilst all those involved were obviously happier when later singing in Italian or German."
(Jim Pritchard)
REVIEW from 2016-07-18  
classical and opera reviews Prom 2: Boris Godunov @ Royal Albert Hall, London
2016-07-16 MusicOMH, London
"The well-known rebuttal to Mussorgsky that the opera lacked a reasonably important female role proved well founded, but that did not stop Russian soprano Vlada Borovko making the most of her single scene as Boris' daughter Xenia. It would certainly be welcome to hear her assume more extensive repertoire in future."
(Evan Dickerson)
REVIEW from 2016-07-16  
"Carmen" 2nd act final
Carmen" 19/10/15 Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian The final of the 2nd act. 
"Carmen @ Royal Opera House, London"
2015-10-20 Music OMH, London
"Her friends Frasquita and Mercédès were strongly characterized by Vlada Borovko and Michèle Losier respectively, and Grant Doyle and Timothy Robinson made their mark as the two smugglers."
(Melanie Eskenazi)
REVIEW from 2015-10-20  
"The Apostle" as Tanya
"The Apostle" by American composer Gamma Skupinsky. Russian premiere, Kazan 2012. I sang Tanya.  
Opera "Oreste"
2016-11-19, London
Wiltons Music Hall
Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor: James Hendry
Soloists: Borovko, Vlada
A Splendid Boris Godunov at the Proms
2016-07-18 Seen and Heard International, London
"Vlada Borovko reprised her excellence as Xenia, but Clarissa Meek took over, succesfully, from Sarah Pring for Xenia's Nurse."
(Colin Clarke)
REVIEW from 2016-07-18  
"Opera "Porgy and Bess" by Gershwin was performed on the Shaliapin festival again"
2015-02-04 "The business online", Kazan
"And the Conservatory student  Vlada Borovko glittered with her absolutely lovely timbre, singing Strawberry Woman gorgeously.
(Elena Cheremnih)
REVIEW from 2015-02-04  
Anna in "Nabucco" debut
After my debut  as Anna in "Nabucco" by G. Verdi.  Tatar State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Kazan. 
Boris Godunov BBC proms rehearsal
Bryn Terfel (Boris) and Vlada Borovko (Xenia) on the rehearsal for BBC Proms 2016. 
"La Traviata" 9/03/16 the Royal Opera
Vlada Borovko (Violetta) with Charles Castronovo (Alfredo) in the 2nd act of "La Traviata" (Covent Garden, London) 
Opera "Oreste"
2016-11-13, London
Wiltons Music Hall
Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor: James Hendry
Soloists: Borovko, Vlada
Opera "Oreste"
2016-11-08, London
Wiltons Music Hall
Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor: James Hendry
Soloists: Borovko, Vlada
Debut at the Royal Opera House
After my debut as Frasquita in the ROH (London). 
Концерт молодых талантов Ковент-Гардена
2016-08-01 Operanews, London
"Впечатляюще был исполнен эпизод «Кати Кабановой», где Катерина – наша Влада Боровко – великолепно контролирующая верхние ноты, порадовала нас своим сверкающим тембром и ярким исполнением. В прошедшем сезоне она прекрасно исполнила роль Ксении в «Борисе Годунове», пела Фраскиту в «Кармен», а в марте дебютировала в «Травиате» как Виолетта."
(Людмила Яблокова)
REVIEW from 2016-08-01  
La Norma londinese di Sonya & Sonia
2016-09-30 Culturamente,
"Buoni il tenore David Junghoon Kim nel ruolo di Flavio, amico di Pollione, ed il soprano Vlada Borovko nel ruolo dell'ancella di Norma Clotilde, seppur vestita come la Signorina Rottenmeier."
(Marco Rossi)
REVIEW from 2016-09-30  
"Una Carmen per Parigi"
2015-11-14 "L'ape musicale",
"Apprezzabili la Frasquita di Vlada Borovko e la Mercedes di Rachel Kelly."
(Pietro Gandetto)
REVIEW from 2015-11-14  
"La Traviata" at the Royal Opera (9/03/16)
Curtain calls after "La Traviata" by G. Verdi. My debut as Violetta. Nicola Luisotti, Charles Castronovo, Vlada Borovko, Quinn Kelsey. 
Diva's Song "Blood+" anime live cover
Diva's Song from  "Blood+". The cover is performed by Vlada Borovko on a charity concert. Originally this song is written by Mark Mancina and sang by Elin Carlson. 
The introduction with Nanny "Eugene Onegin"
Opera class final exam. Nanny and Tatiana. 
Strawberry woman ("Porgy and Bess" concert performance)
After "Porgy and Bess". Tatar State Opera and Ballet Theatre, 2015. 
Opera "Oreste"
Wiltons Music Hall
Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor: James Hendry
Soloists: Borovko, Vlada
"Boris Godunov, Covent Garden"
2016-03-16 "Opera Today", London
"And, in the Tsar's apartments - where a map marks Russia's territories in red, as if the land is bathed in blood - sweet-toned relief is offered by Xenia (Vlada Borovko), who laments the death of her fiancé, and her Nurse (Sarah Pring), who tries to console her."
(Claire Seymour)
REVIEW from 2016-03-16  
ROH Jette Parker Young Artists Juke Box
2016-10-10 The Stuart Review, London
"To discuss just a few of the particular standouts: Vlada Borovko was the first soloist of the night with Glinka's 'All was quiet', Borovko's voice was simply flawless, I cannot wait to see how her career progresses, definitely one to watch!"
REVIEW from 2016-10-10  
"In Review: Boris Godunov"
2016-03-19 Schmopera, London
"Jette Parker Youth Artist Vlada Borovko was heartbreakingly beautiful as Xenia, Boris' daughter. She sang with a clear, powerful sound that fit this masculine opera."
(Jenna Douglas)
REVIEW from 2016-03-19  
Hungarian Opera Theatre
The performance as Musetta on the Gala in The Hungarian State Opera Theatre. 
Opera "Oreste"
2016-11-16, London
Wiltons Music Hall
Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor: James Hendry
Soloists: Borovko, Vlada
La chance sourit aux audacieuses
2016-09-23 Forumopera.com, Paris
"Chez les seconds rôles, Vlada Borovko suscite l'envie de l'entendre dans des emplois plus longs : une tradition pour les Clotilde de Royal Opera House."
(Yannick Boussaert)
REVIEW from 2016-09-23  
As Violetta (ROH "La Traviata" event)
I performed in the original gown from the Royal Opera production of "La Traviata" during Learning and Participation program "Brindisi" event before the show.  
Russian chamber music recital
As Mercedes in "Carmen" by G. Bizet (2014)

Performing as Mercedes in  "Carmen" during  the Shaliapin International Opera festiival in Kazan. February, 2014. 

Opera "Oreste"
2016-11-15, London
Wiltons Music Hall
Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor: James Hendry
Soloists: Borovko, Vlada
"Well-Rehearsed Covent Garden Carmen Lacks a Dramatic Coup de Grâce"
2015-10-19 Seen and Heard International, London
"The smaller roles were as well-prepared as everything else seemed to have been: Vlada Borovko and Michèle Losier were a pair of high-spirited foils for Carmen as Frasquita and Mercédès, with Grant Doyle and Timothy Robinson having fun as the conspiring smugglers, Le Dancaïre and Le Remendado."
(Jim Pritchard)
REVIEW from 2015-10-19  
Orchestra is the Star in Covent Garden’s Misconceived Production of Norma
2016-09-16 Seen and heard international, London
"Vlada Borovko was a fine Clotilde (Norma's confidante)"
(CClarke )
REVIEW from 2016-09-16  
Rusalka's aria by A.Dargomyzhsky from "Rusalka", June 2014
Vlada Borovko performs Rusalka's aria from the opera "Rusalka" by A.Dargomyzhsky. The Large Concert Hall in Kazan. The  classical music festival for young musicians "Music is around us".  
Sonya Yoncheva could become one of the most commanding Normas of our time
2016-09-13 The Telegraph, London
"Both the Flavio, David Junghoon Kim, and the Clotilde, Vlada Borovko, make their mark in recitative, and Brindley Sherratt is a properly solemn and fearsome Oroveso."
(Rupert Christiansen)
REVIEW from 2016-09-13  
Tatiana "Eugene Onegin" final exam
Playing Tatiana's Letter scene at the final exam 
as Violetta (Role debut)
The 2nd act. Scene with Germont. 9/03/2016 
"The night before Christmas" by E. Anisimova
Playing Solockha on the contemporary performance of Elena Anisimova "The night before Christmas"". The world premiere, 2013. 
Opera "Oreste"
2016-11-11, London
Wiltons Music Hall
Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor: James Hendry
Soloists: Borovko, Vlada
Bows after the ensemble from "Cavalleria rusticana" by P.Mascagni
 The performance as Lola in the ensemble under conducting of Marco Boemi. The Shaliapin International Opera festival gala, 2015.  
Decanter Royal Opera House Gala Dinner
I sang with world opera stars Bryn Terfel, Ermonela Yaho and a young tenor David Junghoonm Kim accompanied by Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano. It was  a prestigious charity event at the ROH. I performed  "E strano..Sempre libera" from "La Traviata". 
"Review: Carmen (Royal Opera, London)"
2015-10-30 "Limelight Magazine", London
"Along with Vlada Borovko as Frasquita and Michele Losier as Mercedes, all four provided a welcome freshness to a sometimes pedestrian revival."
(Howard Shepherdson)
REVIEW from 2015-10-30  
Clara's lullaby "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess"
Clara's lullaby from "Porgy and Bess" by G. Gershwin. Live sound from the hall. Soprano: Vlada Borovko. Piano: Ildar Nigmatullin. The Large Concert Hall, Kazan. 
Opera "Oreste"
2016-11-18, London
Wiltons Music Hall
Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor: James Hendry
Soloists: Borovko, Vlada
Norma, Covent Garden 2016
Vlada Borovko (Clotilde), Brindley Sherratt (Oroveso), Niamh Worrell, Sonya Yoncheva (Norma) and Joseph Calleja (Pollione) in Norma by Bellini at the Royal Opera House. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian 
"ROH, Norma"
2016-09-13 Opera today, London
"The minor roles of Pollione's friend Flavio and Norma's confidante Clotilde, were sung competently by two Jette Parker Young Artists: David Junghoon Kim and Vlada Borovko respectively."
(Сlaire Seymour)
REVIEW from 2016-09-13  
Opera "Oreste"
2016-11-12, London
Wiltons Music Hall
Southbank Sinfonia
Conductor: James Hendry
Soloists: Borovko, Vlada
Vlada Borovko, 2013 
"Teneste la promessa... Addio del passato" ("La Traviata" G. Verdi) live
Vlada Borovko sings "Teneste la promessa... Addio del passato" from "La Traviata" by G. Verdi in London (January 2016). 
Anna in "Nabucco" Covent Garden 2016
June 2016, Vlada Borovko as Anna in "Nabucco" G. Verdi 
Vlada Borovko as Kat'a Kabanova (JPYAP gala)
The extract from the 2nd act of "Kat'a Kabanova by L. Yanacek, 
"E strano...Ah! Fors'e lui...Sempre Libera" ("La Traviata" G. Verdi) live
Vlada Borovko sings "E Strano! E strano...Ah! Fors'e lui...Sempre Libera" from "La Traviata" in London (January 2016). 
"Paul Wynne Griffiths on the music of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci (The Royal Opera)"
Paul Wynne Griffiths of The Royal Opera introduces the music of Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci with sung examples from Vlada Borovko and Samuel Dale Johnson as Nedda and Silvio (the  10 minute), at an Insight event with ROH Learning and Participation. 
Religious fervour: La Fura dels Baus dramatic interpretation of Bellini's Norma at Covent Garden
2016-09-13 Planet Hugill, London
"Both David Junghoon Kim and Vlada Borovko impressed in the smaller roles of Flavio and Clotilde."
(Robert Hugill )
REVIEW from 2016-09-13