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Guest Artists 2018

Maria Luigia Borsi

Soprano

Hailed by critics worldwide for her vocal dynamism and interpretive prowess, Italian lyric soprano Maria Luigia Borsi has forged a career that has taken her throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Ms. Borsi began her career as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot at the Teatro alla Scala. She made her Venetian debut for the historic reopening of the Gran Teatro La Fenice singing the role of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by maestro Lorin Maazel.

Ms. Borsi has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Zurich Opernhaus, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, New National Theatre of Tokyo, Arena di Verona, Royal Danish Opera, Les Chorégies d’Orange, Pittsburgh Opera, Novaya Opera of Moscow, and with the London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Munchner Philharmoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tokyo Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

She has collaborated with conductors Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Myung-Whun Chung, Michel Plasson, Marco Armiliato, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Pablo Heras-Casado, Carlo Rizzi, Maurizio Benini and imminent stage directors Franco Zeffirelli, Hugo De Ana, Damiano Michieletto, Stephen Langridge, Grahama Vick, Jürgen Flimm, Pier Luigi Pizzi and Robert Carsen.

A highlight of her recent engagements is the opening concert of EXPO in Milan where she shared the stage with the orchestra of Teatro alla Scala and pianist Lang Lang. Other highlights include Otello in Oviedo, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Florence and Moscow, and a concert version of Tosca with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Other recent appearances include Otello with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, La boheme at the Royal Danish Opera and Le nozze di Figaro at the Goteborg Opera, just to name a few.

Ms. Borsi’s discography includes a live recording of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Zubin Mehta (Helicon), a live recording DVD of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Lorin Maazel (Kultur), Puccini’s Turandot (Fenice), Bizet’s Carmen with Franco Zeffirelli, Peter von Winter’s Maometto II (Marco Polo) and her first solo album “Italian Soprano Arias” with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yves Abel (Naxos). Born in Sora (Italy), she studied with Antonietta Stella, Lucia Stanescu, Claudio Desderi, and Renata Scotto.

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