Olga Borodina

Biography

Country: Russia  
Olga Borodina is one of the leading Russian operatic mezzo-sopranos. A star of the Kirov (Mariinsky) Opera, she is also in strong demand internationally.

Her first major position was as a member of the Kirov Company in Leningrad, which contracted her as an ensemble soloist in 1987. (As the city returned to its pre-Revolutionary name of St. Petersburg, the opera theater also re-took its earlier name of Mariinsky, but remains well-known
Read more under the long-standing Kirov name.)

She worked her way through the smaller mezzo-soprano parts until music director Valery Gergiev unexpectedly assigned her to the leading role of Marfa in Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina. The great acclaim she received for her performance established her as a leading singer with the company and drew international attention. She entered the Rosa Ponselle International Competition. She won the gold medal there, a victory that launched her international career. This was followed by winning another major prize from the 1989 Barcelona Competition, confirming her growing international status.

Her repertory is naturally strong in the major Russian mezzo-soprano roles. These include Pauline in The Queen of Spades, Marina in Boris Godunov, and leading parts in Prokofiev's War and Peace, Prince Igor by her namesake Borodin, and Dargomïzhsky's The Stone Guest. But she has also sung Dalila in Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila, Carmen in Bizet's opera, Marguerite in Berlioz' Le Damnation de Faust, and also in Berlioz' Roméo et Juliette and Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil.

She has sung in Salzburg, Covent Garden in London, San Francisco, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Paris Opera, and other major venues in Rome, Milan, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Her other engagements included a Metropolitan Opera debut and a first appearance at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Her recordings include Prince Igor, Khovanshchina, War and Peace, and The Queen of Spades. As she is also a highly-regarded recital artist, she has also released discs songs and Lieder, including an all-Tchaikovsky song recital. Read less

Biography

Country: Russia  
Olga Borodina is one of the leading Russian operatic mezzo-sopranos. A star of the Kirov (Mariinsky) Opera, she is also in strong demand internationally.

Her first major position was as a member of the Kirov Company in Leningrad, which contracted her as an ensemble soloist in 1987. (As the city returned to its pre-Revolutionary name of St. Petersburg, the opera theater also re-took its earlier name of Mariinsky, but remains well-known
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Sinfonia
"Buona notte, mia figlia"
"Temea restasse qui fino a domani!"
"Me pellegrina ed orfana"
"Ah! per sempre, o mio bell'angelo"
"Vil seddutor!... Infame figlia"
"Holà, holà, holà"
"Al suon del tamburo"
"Padre Eterno, Signor, pietà di noi"
"Viva la buona compagnia!"
"Son Pereda, son ricco d'onore"
"Sta bene"
"Son giunta! Grazie, o Dio!"
"Chi siete?"
"Or siam soli"
"E fermo il voto?"
Finale II: Introduction (Allegro assai)
"Il santo nome di Dio Signore"
"Attenti al gioco, attenti"
"La vita è un inferno all'infelice"
"Al tradimento"
"All'armi! All'armi!"
"Solenne in quest'ora"
"Morir! tremenda cosa!"
"Urna fatale del mio destino"
"Lorché pifferi e tamburi"
"Venite all'indovina"
"A buon mercato"
"Pane, pan, per carità, pane"
"Toh, toh!"
"Rataplan!"
"E come ricambiarri tante cure"
"Qual sangue sparst! Orore!"
"Fate la carità, fate la carità"
"Ouf! Pazienza non v'ha basti"
"Giunge qualcun; aprite"
"Fratello"
"Pace, pace, mio Dio!"
"Chi preme questa terra è maledetto!"
"Si dunque a me presso"
"Miserere mei Deus"
Overture
Scene 1 "S uma neydyot krasavitsa"
Scene 2 "Da vot i gosti"
Scene 3 "Khozyain! Prikazal by ty"
Dance & chorus "Kak za rechen'koy yar khmel'"
Scene 4 "Zdorovo, krestnitsa"
Scene 5 "Bomeli"
"Zachem ty"
Scene 1 "Vot Bog privyol"
Scene 2 "Ish', vecher-to kakoy"
Aria "V Novgorode"
Scene 3 "Akh, chto so mnoy"
Quartet "Pogodi, moya milaya"
Intermezzo
Scene 4 "Razvedala"
Scene 5 "Vot do chego ya dozhila"
Allegro vivo "Proshchay, Ivan Sergeich"
Scene 6 "To ne sokoly"
Introduction
Scene 1 "Chto Gospoda gnevit'"
Scene 2 "Skazhi, boyarin"
Arietta "Chto sdelal by"
Scene 3 "A vot i myod"
Arioso "Vot, batyushka, vpustili"
Aria "Tucha nenastnaya"
Allegro moderato "Ved' ya zhe govoril tebe"
Scene 4 "Pobol'she zhenikhu"
Sextet with chorus "Day Bog chtob dom u vas"
Song in honour of the couple "Povelichat' by nam"
Scene 5 "K tebe idut boyare"
Introduction & Scene 1 "Zabylasya"
Scene 2 "Bol'shoy poklon boyarinu"
Quintet with chorus "Zagublena stradalitsa tsarevna"
Scene & Aria :Ivan Sergeich, khochesh'"
Scene 3 "Net, net, ne sterpet'"
Requiem: Requiem aeternam
Dies irae: Dies irae, dies illa
Dies irae: Tuba mirum
Dies irae: Mors stupebit
Dies irae: Liber scriptus
Dies irae: Quid sum miser
Dies irae: Rex tremendae
Dies irae: Recordare
Dies irae: Ingemisco
Dies irae: Confutatis
Dies irae: Lacrymosa
Overture
"Svetlaje vesenneje neba"
Ballet Music - "Hor! Pust'nachinajet hor!"
"Nevesta maladova kn'az'a"
"Maja prelesnaja"
"Vecheram v des'at' chisov"
"Oj, baryshn'a, galubshka"
"Eta samyj"
"Padumajte, grafin'a"
"Sily dvunades'ati jazykov"
"Pashla, rib'ata!"
"Vino atkuporena"
"Itak, gospoda"
"Mech nam y plamen' nisut neprijatili"
"Maskva pusta!"
"T'anetsa, fs'o t'anetsa"
"Karabli sazheny"
1. Russia under the Mongolian Yoke
2. Song about Alexander Nevsky
3. The Crusaders in Pskov
4. Arise, Ye Russian People
5. The Battle on Ice
6. Field of the Dead
7. Alexander's entry into Pskov
1. Requiem
2. Dies irae
2. Tuba mirum
2. Liber scriptus
2. Quid sum miser
2. Rex tremendae
2. Recordare
2. Ingemisco
2. Confutatis
2. Lacrymosa
3. Offertorium
4. Sanctus
5. Agnus Dei
6. Lux aeterna
7. Libera me
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 1 - Scene 1 "S uma neydyot krasavitsa"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 1 - Scene 2 "Da vot i gosti"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 1 - Scene 3 "Khozyain! Prikazal by ty"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 1 - Dance & chorus "Kak za rechen'koy yar khmel'"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 1 - Scene 4 "Zdorovo, krestnitsa"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 1 - Scene 5 "Bomeli"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride / Act 1 - "Zachem ty"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 2 - Scene 1 "Vot Bog privyol"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 2 - Scene 2 "Ish', vecher-to kakoy"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 2 - Aria "V Novgorode"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 2 - Scene 3 "Akh, chto so mnoy"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 2 - Quartet "Pogodi, moya milaya"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 2 - Intermezzo
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 2 - Scene 4 "Razvedala"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride / Act 2 - Scene 5 "Vot do chego ya dozhila"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 2 - Allegro vivo "Proshchay, Ivan Sergeich"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 2 - Scene 6 "To ne sokoly"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Introduction
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Scene 1 "Chto Gospoda gnevit'"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Scene 2 "Skazhi, boyarin"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Arietta "Chto sdelal by"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Scene 3 "A vot i myod"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Arioso "Vot, batyushka, vpustili"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Aria "Tucha nenastnaya"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Allegro moderato "Ved' ya zhe govoril tebe"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Scene 4 "Pobol'she zhenikhu"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Sextet with chorus "Day Bog chtob dom u vas"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Song in honour of the couple "Povelichat' by nam"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 3 - Scene 5 "K tebe idut boyare"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 4 - Introduction & Scene 1 "Zabylasya"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 4 - Scene 2 "Bol'shoy poklon boyarinu"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 4 - Quintet with chorus "Zagublena stradalitsa tsarevna"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 4 - Scene & Aria :Ivan Sergeich, khochesh'"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - original version Tsarskaya Nevesta by Lev Mey - Act 4 - Scene 3 "Net, net, ne sterpet'"
Overture
No.1 Introduction: "Solncu krasnomu slava!"
"Idem na bran's vragom Rusi!"
"Knaz'ja pora nam vystupat'"
"Puskaj sebe idut"
"Ach, lada, moja, lada!"
"Tebe, kak bratu, ee ja porucaju"
No.2 Chorus of Polovtsian Maidens: "Na bezvod'i, dnem na solnce"
No.3 Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens
Cavatina: "Merknet svet dnevnoj"
No.5 Scena and Chorus: "Podrugi devicy"
"Solnce za goroj uchidit na pokoj"
No.6 Recitative and Cavatina: "Medlenno den'ugasal"
"Ach! Gde ty, gde?"
Duet: "Ty li, Vladimir moj"
"Nu ctoz otec tvoj?"
No.8 Aria: "Ni sna ni otdycha izmucennoj duse"
No.9 Scena: "Pozvol'mne, knaze, slovo molvit'"
No.10 Aria: "Zdorov-li knjaz"
"O net, net, drug"
No.11 Recitative: "Gej! Plennic privesti sjuda"
No.12 Polovtsian Dances and Chorus: "Uletaj na kryl'jach vetra"
"Slavoj dedam raven chan nas"
No.13a Chorus: "Slava, slava Volodimiru"
No.13b Recitative and Song: "Natesilsja li Knaz'?"
"Tol'ko b mne dozdat'sja cesti" - No.13c Recitative: "Ho! Knjazju Galickomu slava!"
"Knjazju Galickomu slava!" - No.13d Maidens' Chorus and Scena: "Oj, lichon'ko! Oj, gorjusko!"
No.13e Scena: "Stoj, rebjata, sluchaj!"
No.13f Song in Honour of Prince Galitsky: "Cto u knjazja da Volodimira" - No.13g Chorus "Da, vot komu by knjazit'na Potivle!"
"A ctoz, i vprjam'v knjaz'ja ego posadim!"
No.14 Arioso: "Ne malo vremeni proslo s tech por"
No.15 Scena: "Tam devuski prisli k tebe, knjaginja"
No.16 Scena: "Aj! Knjaz'! Batjuski!"
No.17 Finale: "Dobro pozalovat', bojare"
"Nam, knjaginja, ne vpervye"
No.18 Polovtsian March: "Rat'idet domoj"
No.19 Song: "Nas mec nam dal pobedu"
No.20a Recitative: "Igrajte, truby!"
No.20b Scena: "Uzel'chan nas gorod vsjal"
No.21 Monologue: "Zacem ne pal ja na pole brani"
No.22 Recitative: "Knjaz', skorej sbirajsja v put'"
No.23 Trio: "Vladimir! Uzel vse eto pravda?"
Finale: "Knjaz'Igor'uskakal!"
No.25 Lament: "Ach! Placu ja, gor'ko placu ja"
No.26 Peasants' Chorus: "Och, ne bujnyj veter zavyval"
No.27 Recitative and Duet: "Kak unylo vse krugom"
"On, moj sokol jasny!"
No.28 Gudok Players' Song, Scena and Chorus: "Ty gudi, gudi, da"
"Narod! Sjuda!"
No.29 Epilogue: "Da, privel Gospod' uvidet'nam"
1. "Priidite, poklonimsya"
2. "Blagoslovi dushe moya"
3. "Blazhen muzh"
4. "Svete tikhyi"
5. "Nyne otpushchayeshi"
6. "Bogoroditse Devo"
7. "Slava v vyshnikh Bogu"
8. "Kvalite imya Gospodne"
9. "Blagosloven esi, Gospodi"
10. "Voskreseniye Khristovo videvshe"
11. "Velichit dusha moya Gospoda"
12. "Slava v vyshnikh Bogu"
13. "Dnes spaseniye"
14. "Voskrez iz groba"
15. "Vzbrannoy voevode"


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