Olga Borodina stars in ‘Samson et Dalila’ at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina reprises her widely
Facclaimed portrayal of Dalila this week at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Camille Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila. Borodina stars alongside the Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko as Samson, under the baton of esteemed Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit. Performances run through Thursday, April 11. To purchase tickets, click here.

Olga Borodina has championed the role Saint-Saëns’ heroine in opera houses andon concert stagesthroughout the world. The Russian mezzo-soprano made her Royal Opera House Covent Garden debut as Dalila opposite Plácido Domingo and
reprised the role alongside the Spanish tenor for the opening night
of the Metropolitan Opera in 1998. Click here to listen to her
perform the role on the Erato label.

Watch Dalila’s third aria from Act III of Samson et Dalila here.


Maxim Vengerov back with the Berlin Philharmonic at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival

Celebrated violinist Maxim Vengerov will perform the  Brahms Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic on March 26th under the baton of Andres Nelsons. This highly anticipated cconcert will take place at the Spa town of Baden-Baden, Germany, the new home of the Berlin Philharmonic’s  prestigious Easter Festival.

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Olga Borodina to debut at Vienna State Opera as Amneris in Aida

Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina makes her Vienna State Opera debut next week, bringing her celebrated portrayal of Amneris to the company’s production of Aida from March 14 to 23. Last fall Borodina sang the role of Amneris at the Metropolitan Opera, giving what the New York Times called an “impassioned, volatile” performance. Borodina appears opposite the Latvian born tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko as Radames and American soprano Kristin Lewis in the title role.

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Olga Borodina embarks on February European tour with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

Olga Borodina’s February appearances see the Russian mezzo-soprano as a featured soloist in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust on European tour with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. Borodina and the orchestra begin their performances of Berlioz’s légende drammatique in Toulouse on February 8 at the Halle aux Grains, before traveling to Paris for a February 11 concert at the Salle Pleyel. The tour continues at Vienna’s Musikverein on February 23 and 24. Tugan Sokhiev conducts a lineup of artists that includes Olga Borodina, the American tenor Bryan Hymel, basses Alastair Miles and René Schirrer, and the choirs Orféon Donastiarra and La Lauzeta. Details here.

Maxim Vengerov guests with Chicago Symphony Orchestra on tour in Taipei

This Saturday, January 26, violinist Maxim Vengerov joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on tour in Asia, performing with the esteemed American ensemble as guest soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major under the baton of Osmo Vänskä in Taipei, Taiwan. The concert, which takes place at the Taiwanese capital’s Chiang Kai-Shek National Concert Hall, opens with Verdi’s Overture to I vespri siciliani and also includes Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony.