Olga Borodina is currently starring at the Metropolitan Opera in Verdi’s tragic masterpiece Aida as the Egyptian princess Amneris, one of the Russian mezzo-soprano’s signature roles. “The combined fervor of Olga Borodina as Amneris and Fabio Luisi at the helm of a fired-up orchestra made for an electrically charged and energetic performance,” writes the New York Times. Olga’s appearances in the Met’s revival of Sonja Frisell’s lush production continue through December 15.
Olga Borodina stars as Amneris in the Metropolitan Opera’s Aida
Maxim Vengerov guests with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra December 16
Violinist Maxim Vengerov joins the Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for a concert on December 16th at the Munich Residenz. The evening features works by Mozart, Bruckner, Mahler, and Ravel; Maxim will also be joined by violinist Anton Barachovsky for a performance of Bach’s Double Concerto in D Minor. Maestro Radoslaw Szulc conducts.
European appearances take Maxim Vengerov to Hamburg, Madrid, and Belgrade
Maxim Vengerov returns to Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle on November 1 to perform Brahms’s Violin Concerto in D Major with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio. The Russian violinist then continues his European appearances in Madrid with the International Menuhin Music Academy. His concert in Spain boasts an expansive musical program that includes Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D minor, Bach’s Double Concerto and tour-de-force Partita No. 2, and Tchaikovsky’s Three Pieces for Violin and Piano. In Belgrade, the Russian violinist joins pianist Itamar Golan for a recital of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms at Kolarac University.
Maxim Vengerov to perform across Asia, Canada, and Europe this October
This October violinist Maxim Vengerov gives a variety of performances around the globe, beginning with recitals in Kyoto (October 5) and Tokyo (October 6). Vengerov continues his Asian appearances in China on October 9 – the opening concert of the Beijing Festival – as the Hallé Orchestra’s guest soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto under the baton of Mark Elder. The Russian violinist and conductor then joins the English Chamber Orchestra for a musical cruise (October 13–17) before heading to Canada to guest with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in a concert that features Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Rimsky–Korsakov’s Scheherazade (October 20). Vengerov wraps up his month of international performances in Montreal with Brahms’s Violin Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
House veteran Olga Borodina appears on Mariinsky stage this October
This October Olga Borodina appears on the Russian stage in two St. Petersburg performances. On October 2 Ms. Borodina and tenor Vladimir Galouzine headline a gala concert at the Mariinsky Theatre. On October 14, the Russian mezzo-soprano returns to the St. Petersburg house as Amneris in Verdi’s Aida – a role she reprises at the Metropolitan Opera this November.