Zach Borichevsky
Tenor
New England Encouragement Award, 2008

After beginning the 2015-2016 season as Rodolfo in La bohème with English National Opera, Zach Borichevsky makes his Met debut as Edmondo in Manon Lescaut, and in summer returns to Santa Fe Opera as Anatole in Vanessa. Last season the tenor made his UK debut as Alfredo in La traviata with Glyndebourne On Tour throughout England and in Dublin, and made role debuts as Lenski in Eugene Onegin with Arizona Opera in Phoenix and Tucson, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in a joint production of Opera Carolina and Toledo Opera, and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago.

 

Born in Doylestown PA, Zach received degrees in both music and political science at George Washington University. In May 2008 he received a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music and spent the summer as a Young Artist at Glimmerglass portraying Antonio and covering Luzio in the first North American staging of Wagner's Das Liebesverbot. Zach went on to receive an Artist Diploma from Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, where he sang Rodolfo, Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande, and Flamand in Capriccio, and created the role of Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale in the world premiere of Margaret Garwood’s The Scarlet Letter. Zach’s early professional roles included his Boston Lyric Opera debut as Nathanaël in Les contes d'Hoffmann (2008), a Jew in Salome and a Ghost in The Ghosts of Versailles with Opera Theatre of St. Louis(2009), Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival (2010), Nicholas Astor in Kirke Meachem’s The Rivals with Skylight Opera in Milwaukee, and Alfredo with Knoxville Opera (2011).More recent seasons have included the tenor’s Santa Fe Opera debut as Matteo in Arabella (2012), Roméo with Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile and Arizona Opera, Jonathan Dale in Kevin Puts’ Silent Night with Opera Philadelphia, and Ruggero in La rondine at Portland State University (OR).  In the 2013-2014 season Zach made his European operatic debut as Rodolfo with the Finnish National Opera and later reprised the role with Arizona Opera, and appeared as Tamino with Boston Lyric Opera and Alfredo with Michigan Opera Theatre.

 

Highlights of Zach’s many concert appearances include the role of Lazarus in John Adams’ “The Gospel According to the Other Mary” with the Netherlands Philharmonic at the Concertgebouw, Britten’s “Nocturne Op. 60” in his Aspen Music Festival debut, Britten’s “War Requiem” with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Vail, Colorado. This past summer, he sang Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “Hiawatha's Wedding Feast” with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, and Prokofiev’s cantata “Seven, They are Seven” and Rachmaninoff’s ”The Bells” at the Radio France Festival.

 

Zach received Second Prize at the 2013 Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition for Young Opera Singers and Third Prize at Plácido Domingo’s 2013 Operalia Competition, along with awards from the George London Foundation, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Opera Index, the Mario Lanza Foundation, Shreveport Opera, and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation.

 

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