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40 talented young vocalists from 17 countries of the world who will take part in the twenty-fifth edition of Placido Domingo’s Operalia, presented by Rolex, have been selected. The tickets are already available for purchase at the Astana Opera. World’s most prestigious vocal competition Operalia, founded by the great opera singer and conductor Placido Domingo, will take place at the Astana Opera from 24 to 29 July, 2017, within the framework of the “EXPO-2017”, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Vlada Borovko debuted as Violetta in Covent Garden on the 9th March 2016. At a short notice Vlada debuted as Violetta in "La Traviata" at the Royal Opera House. In the morning she had an orchestra rehearsal as Xenia in "Boris Godunov" without thinking about singing in the evening. But due to unexpected circumstances she was asked to sing Violetta because the other soprano had cancelled one hour before the performance. It was her role debut and the first run with orchestra. The role of Alfredo was performed by Charles Castronovo and Germont was sung by Quinn Kelsey. The colleagues and audience appreciated Vlada's last minute debut much.

L'elisir d'amore

L’elisir d’amore is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti’s operas. It combines a touching love story and hilarious comedy with beautiful music, including the much-loved aria ’Una furtiva lagrima’. The opera’s premiere in Milan in 1832 was a triumph and secured Donizetti’s place as one of the leading Italian opera composers of his day. Laurent Pelly’s production of Donizetti’s joyous opera returns with two world-class casts, led by Pretty Yende and Liparit Avetisyan, and Aleksandra Kurzak, and Roberto Alagna and Vlada Borovko as Giannetta.