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 Turandot at the Teatro alla Scala. Shortly thereafter she made her Venetian debut for the historic reopening of the Teatro La Fenice singing as Violetta in La traviata, under 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, Münchner 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, pianist Lang Lang, soprano Diana Damrau, tenor Francesco Meli and baritone Simone Piazzola. 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.
Future appearances include Otello with the New Zealand Opera, La Boheme at the Royal Danish Opera and Le Nozze di Figaro at the Goteborg Opera, 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.