A selection of reviews from performances with the Mariinsky Theatre:

“Borodina sang brilliantly and together with Gergiev’s equally melodious and gentle orchestra she formed a magnificent duet. Borodina performed naturally, in her own manner… the image emerged from her sense of confidence, her irresistible nature and her sense of power…”

– Kultura

“Saint-Saëns’ heroine requires special qualities of timbre and the ability to change the ‘temperature’ of the singing in an instant – from passionate heat to icy cunning. Borodina has all of this, the nobleness and purity of her voice sometimes making those who listen to her Dalila to lose themselves. She is very good indeed – even too good for such a terrible character.”

– Politbyuro

“They listened to her magical mezzo-soprano voice as if enchanted. This magnificent voice sounded even, intense and true.”

– Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti