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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 was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2015–17, her roles including Frasquita (Carmen), Xenia (Boris Godunov), Anna (Nabucco), Violetta (La traviata), Clotilde (Norma), Ermione (Oreste), Mlle Jouvenot (Adriana Lecouvreur), Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore) and Aspasia (Mitridate, re di Ponto). She returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing Musetta (La bohème).

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 and in Operalia 2017. Other awards include a special prize from the Bartók Plus Opera Festival.

Videos

News and features

Cast change: Vlada Borovko to sing in <em>Mitridate, re di Ponto</em> on 7 July

Cast change: Vlada Borovko to sing in Mitridate, re di Ponto on 7 July

6 July 2017

The Russian soprano replaces Albina Shagimuratova due to illness.

Vlada Borovko on the thrills and challenges of performing a lead role at short notice

Vlada Borovko on the thrills and challenges of performing a lead role at short notice

28 February 2017

The Russian soprano was told just an hour before curtain up that she would make her Royal Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata.

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.

Photos

Vlada Borovko as Ermione in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Jette Young Artists in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Vlada Borovko as Xenia, Sarah Pring As Xenia’s Nurse in Boris Godunov

Vlada Borovko in Adriana Lecouvreur, The Royal Opera

Vlada Borovko as Violetta Valéry in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Vlada Borovko as Violetta Valéry in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Vlada Borovko as Clotilde in Norma, The Royal Opera

Simon Shibambu as Toante and Vlada Borovko as Ermione in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Angela Simkin as Oreste, Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Vlada Borovko and Brian Jagde in Adriana Lecouvreur, The Royal Opera

Vlada Borovko and Bálint Szabó in Adriana Lecouvreur, The Royal Opera

Francesca Chiejina, Gyula Nagy, Thomas Atkins, Vlada Borovko and Emily Edmonds in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

David Junghoon Kim, Gyula Nagy, Emily Edmonds, Angela Simkin, Vlada Borovko, James Hendry, Thomas Atkins, Jennifer Davis, Francesca Chiejina and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Vlada Borovko in L’elisir d’Amore (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Vlada Borovko as Ermione in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Vlada Borovko as Ermione in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Vlada Borovko as Ermione in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Angela Simkin as Oreste, Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Vlada Borovko as Ermione and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Vlada Borovko and Angela Simkin in rehearsal for Oreste, The

Vlada Borovko in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Francesca Chiejina, Gyula Nagy, Thomas Atkins and Vlada Borovko in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Vlada Borovko as Xenia in Boris Godunov

Vlada Borovko