A Mezzo-Soprano in Paradise

borodina2_small.jpgBy FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun 27 April 2006]
It was with great anticipation that I headed to Carnegie Hall in May 2001 for a recital by Olga Borodina.At the time, the Russian mezzo-soprano was fast becoming a fan favorite up the street at the Metropolitan Opera, and I expected a huge crowd for this glittering event.