Russian soprano Vlada Borovko became a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists 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 Valéry 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.
In her 2016/17 season with the Royal Opera House, Borovko will sing Clotilde Norma, Ermione Oreste, Mlle Jouvenot Adriana Lecouvreur, Giannetta L’elisir d’amore as well as covering Leonora Il Trovatore, Aspasia Mitridate Re di Ponto, and will continue to cover Violetta La Traviata. On the concert platform she will perform Verdi Requiem with the Grange Festival as part of their their debut season.
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.
Last season, alongside her debut as Violetta, other 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, which she covered over the summer.
Micaela & Frasquita Carmen
Liza Brichkina The dawns here are quiet
Aspasia Mitridate Re di Ponto
Donna Anna Don Giovanni
Xenia Boris Godunov
Mimi & Musetta La bohème
Violetta La traviata
Leonora Il trovatore
Opera News Russia
Impressively executed was the section of Katya Kabanova, where Katherine - Vlada Borovko - had perfectly controlling high notes, and delighted us with her sparkling tone and vivid performance.
Schmopera, March 2016
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.
Music Ohm, September 2016
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.