Olga Borodina is a first prize gold medal winner of the Rosa Ponselle Vocal Competition (New York), and also won the International Francesco Viñas competition (Barcelona). As a leading member of the Mariinsky Theatre she performs extensively throughout Europe, the United States, Japan and China.
Olga Borodina performs equally frequent recitals in the world´s most famous concert halls.
Olga Borodina established herself very quickly as one of today´s most exciting mezzo-sopranos. She made her highly acclaimed Covent Garden debut in London, sharing the stage with Plácido Domingo in Samson et Dalila. Since then she has performed in London in La cenerentola, La damnation de Faust, Boris Godunov and Khovanshchina.
Since her international debut, Olga Borodina has been a frequent guest at opera houses across the globe. Olga Borodina made her American debut in 1995 in San Francisco in La cenerentola. Here she has also sung as Lyubasha, Dalila and Carmen. Her Metropolitan Opera debut came in 1997 with the role of Marina Mnishek (Boris Godunov). At the Met, her repertoire includes her finest roles: Amneris in Aida, Pauline in The Queen of Spades, Carmen in Bizet´s opera of the same name, Isabella in L´italiana in Algeri and Dalila in Samson et Dalila, which opened the 1998–1999 season and where she was partnered by Plácido Domingo under James Levine. She first performed at La Scala in Milan in 1999 in Adriana Lecouvreur, followed by the role of Dalila in 2002. At the Opéra de Paris her repertoire includes the roles of Carmen, Eboli and Marina Mnishek. In the USA, Olga Borodina appears with the Washington Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
European engagements have included Carmen with the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Colin Davis, Aida at the Wiener Staatsoper, Don Carlo at the Opéra Bastille and the Salzburg Festival, where she made her debut in 1997 in Boris Godunov, and Aida at Covent Garden.