Soprano TATIANA BORODINA (Xenia) was a diploma-winner at the New Voices of the East international competition (Rome, 1997) and prizewinner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (St. Petersburg, 1998). Born in Perm, she graduated from the Perm School of Music and then from the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2000. At the Conservatory's Musical Theater, she performed roles including Olga (Rusalka), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Iolanta (Iolanta), Marguerite (Faust), and Mimì (La bohème). She has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 1998 and a Mariinsky Theater soloist since 2001. Her tours with the Theater have taken her to Italy (Ravenna Music Festival), Great Britain (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Germany (Baden-Baden), Austria (Salzburg Festival), China, Israel, Finland, and the Netherlands (Amsterdam's Concertgebouw). In 2002, she was involved in the joint production of Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov (Xenia) by the Mariinsky Theater and the Teatro alla Scala.
Borodina's repertoire includes the roles of Kupava (The Snow Maiden in concert), Fevronia (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia in concert), Maria (Mazepa), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Lisa (The Queen of Spades), Olga (The Story of a Real Man in concert), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), High Priestess (Aida), Desdemona (Otello), Nedda (I pagliacci), Elsa (Lohengrin), the Goddess Freia (Das Rheingold), Mimì (La bohème), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Madama Butterfly (Madama Butterfly), and Liù (Turandot).