Vlada playing the role of Violetta in ‘La Traviata’ at the Royal Opera House.
My first-ever Instagram Live experience was with my friend Vlada Borovko, a professional opera singer, on Sunday June 28th 2020. I must say I was definitely a bit shy and hesitant about the idea (being used to having a rather low-key Instagram presence), but when Vlada asked if I’d like to do it I thought I’d give it a go! It was so great catching up with her. We spoke about our experiences in Russia/Bermuda during coronavirus lockdown, the opera production she is currently in Germany rehearsing for, diversity in opera, our hopes for the future and more!
A scene from La Boheme at the Royal Opera House, with Vlada playing the role of Musetta. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore.
A scene from L’elisir d’amore at the Royal Opera House. Vlada (pictured at the front of the stage) played the role of Giannetta, and Pretty Yende (pictured below the stage) played the role of Adina.
Vlada playing the role of Aspasia in ‘Mitridate, re di Ponto’ at the Royal Opera House. Photo Credit: Minjas Zugik
Vlada as ‘Musetta’ in ‘La Boheme’ at the Royal Opera House. Photo credit: Neil Gillespie.
Vlada is pictured with Simon Shibambu following their performance at a fundraising event in London. They were both Opera Awards Foundation bursary recipients while participants in the ‘Jette Parker Young Artists Programme’ at the Royal Opera House.
Curtain call following ‘La Traviata’ performance at the Royal Opera House. Photo credit: Neil Gillespie.