Following her mesmerizing portrayal of Amneris at the Metropolitan Opera and in the live in HD broadcast to cinemas worldwide, mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina returns to the Mariinsky Theatre for a concert performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic Russian opera The Tsar’s Bride under the baton of Kirov Artistic and General Director Valery Gergiev on December 27. The evening boasts a stellar lineup of operatic singers, including Alexei Markov, Yuri Vorobiev, Vladimir Feliauer, Olga Trifonova, and Dmitry Popov.
Olga Borodina appears in The Tsar’s Bride with Mariinsky Chorus and Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev
Maxim Vengerov guest soloist of Queen’s Medal for Music Gala Concert with London Symphony Orchestra
On Wednesday, December 5, violinist Maxim Vengerov performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Queen’s Medal for Music Gala Concert in the presence of the LSO’s patron, Her Majesty the Queen. The evening will feature the world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Fanfare: Her Majesty’s Welcome. The Gala event will also include a performance of Elgar’s Enigma Variations, conducted by Robin Ticciati, Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Music Director designate of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
PBS to broadcast 2012 Richard Tucker Gala featuring Olga Borodina and Ildar Abdrazakov December 13
Mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina’s and baritone Ildar Abdrazakov’s performances at the 2012 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala will be televised nationally in the United States beginning Thursday, December 13 as part of PBS’s “Live from Lincoln Center” series. Olga offers her signature rendition of “Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila and shares the stage with Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in “Zachem ty?” from Rimksy-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride. Ildar sings the comical “La calunnia è un venticello” from Il barbiere di siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini and joins fellow baritone Quinn Kelsey in “Uldino, a me dinanzi… Tardo per gli anni… Vanitosi!” from Verdi’s Atilla. The gala features some of the most renowned voices in opera today, including Jamie Barton, Stephen Costello, Tara Erraught, Giuseppe Filianoti, Gerald Finley, Marcello Giordani, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Erwin Schrott, and the 2012 Richard Tucker Award winner, Ailyn Pérez.
Olga Borodina stars as Amneris in the Metropolitan Opera’s Aida
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.
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.