Olga Borodina (Photo: State Academic Mariinsky Theatre)
Powerful, Pure & Pleasing; Not Loud Enough
BY FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun, 11 Apr 05]
My last encounter with Olga Borodina as a songstress was a particularly memorable one, and I daresay it was for her as well. In May 2001 she postponed a Carnegie Hall recital literally at the last minute, a hastily scrawled piece of paper taped over the poster out front our only greeting. Ms. Borodina was suffering from allergies and gamely attempted to forge ahead a week later with James Levine at the piano. The afternoon was challenging, but the half-empty hall was populated by a dedicated group that admired her courage.
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