Olga Borodina

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: Russian
Year of Birth: 1963

About Olga Borodina:

Olga Vladimirovna Borodina (born 29 July 1963, in Leningrad) is a leading mezzo-soprano, known for her roles in Russian operas at her home company, the Mariinsky Theatre, and for her international performing and recording career in a varied repertoire.

In 1992, Borodina made her debut in Samson and Delilah at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Plácido Domingo. She performs frequently at the Metropolitan Opera and the San Francisco Opera and many other opera houses in roles including Cinderella in La Cenerentola, Marguérite in La damnation de Faust, Eboli in Don Carlos, Principessa in Adriana Lecouvreur, Carmen in the opera of the same name, Marfa in Khovanshchina, and Amneris in Aida. Borodina is known for her "plush" voice.

She has received recognition as a People's Artist of Russia in 2002, the first prize gold medal of the 1998 Rosa Ponselle Vocal Competition, and also won the Barcelona competition in 1989. She was awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation (2006). She was one of the winners of the 2007 Opera News Awards for distinguished achievement.

Borodina is featured in many Russian opera recordings on Philips conducted by Valery Gergiyev with the Mariinsky company. Her Russian heritage is very important to her:

I'm one of the mad people who need their roots. I take nourishment from my native land, my motherland. I want my children to study in Russia, because they are Russian. I think this is tremendously important. But life in St Petersburg is becoming tougher by the day and the Russian spirit, the spirituality that was part and parcel of Russian culture, is almost not there any more.

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More Arias, Duets and Ensembles performed by Olga Borodina

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Dôme Épais (Flower Duet) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
2Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dalila
3Una voce poco fa Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
4Non piu mesta Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.16-2

Type: aria,ensemble,finaleVoice: contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelina
5Dunque io son Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Rosina
6D'amour l'ardente flamme Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
7O mio Fernando Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor
8Acerba volutta Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Princess
9Voce di donna o d'angelo Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 1.09

Type: aria,ensembleVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: La Cieca
10Printemps qui commence Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dalila
11La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
12Thy hand Belinda when I am laid Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
13Ah! quel giorno ognor rammento Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arsace
14Canzone del velo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
15Premiers transports que nul n'oublie Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: BerliozAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
16L'aborrita rivale a me sfuggia Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
17Autrefois un roi de Thule Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
18Signora che t'accade Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Annina/Violetta/Alfredo
19Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
20Nobles Seigneurs salut Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Urbain
21Io l'amo io l'amo sempre Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
22Ma tu Re tu signore possente Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: trioVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Radames/Aida
23Annina donde vieni Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: quartetVoice: T S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Annina/Violetta/Giorgio
24Aida tu non m'ami Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames
25La Regina! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Elisabeth/Thibault/Rodrigue
26Annina? comandate? Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Annina
27Je viens celebrer la victoire Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T Mz BrLanguage: French

Roles: Samson/Dalila/High Priest
28Vedi di morte l'angelo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
29Al suon del tamburo Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: trio,choirVoice: Mz Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Preziosilla/Carlo/Mayor
30Non risponde Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.11-2

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Princess
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