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Vlada Borovko

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Vlada Borovko in action.
Vlada Borovko as Violetta Valéry in La traviata, The Royal Opera © Neil Gillespie

Russian soprano Vlada Borovko joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2015/16 Season. In her first Season her roles included Frasquita (Carmen), Xenia (Boris Godunov), Anna (Nabucco) and Violetta (La traviata). In the 2016/17 Season her roles include Clotilde (Norma), Ermione (Oreste), Mlle Jouvenot (Adriana Lecouvreur) and Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore).

Borovko studied foreign languages at the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod and opera singing under Galina Lastovka at the Kazan State Conservatory. While a student, she participated in the world opera 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.

Following participation in the First Russian Festival for Young Musicians in Sviyazhsk, Borovko won support from the charity Sforzando. She was a finalist in the First International Eva Marton Singing Competition. Other awards include a special prize from the Bartók Plus Opera Festival.

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Watch: Insights into The Royal Opera’s new production of <em>Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci</em>

Watch: Insights into The Royal Opera’s new production of Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci

25 November 2015

Director Damiano Michieletto and sopranos Eva-Maria Westbroek and Carmen Giannattasio discuss these passionate verismo operas.

Five new singers and a stage director to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2015

Five new singers and a stage director to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2015

3 February 2015

Specially tailored Royal Opera programme offers extensive training for talented professionals.

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