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BBC Proms "Khovanschina" 2017

Shot through with noble melodies, Mussorgsky's 'national music drama' weaves a darkly tangled political web in which Russia herself is the casualty. Caught between reformists and continuity, the nation struggles to find peace, and the conflict leads only to death in the opera’s shattering climax. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and an international cast, including mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova as Marfa and soprano Vlada Borovko as Emma .


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.