KEELY BOSWORTH BORLAND

Praised for her "magnificent, expressive soprano sound" and "requisite emotion, physically as well as vocally" (ShowBizRadio), Keely Bosworth Borland is quickly establishing herself as a dynamic lyric coloratura soprano. Ms. Borland began her 2016/2017 with a company/role debut as Bella Giretti in Franz Lehar’s Paganini with Philadelphia Concert Operetta Theater and a return to Fargo-Moorhead Opera as a mainstage artist performing the role of First Lady in The Magic Flute. Highlights from the 2015/2016 season included Ms. Borland’s company and role debuts as Gretel/Hansel and Gretel with Opera Louisiane, Celia/Iolanthe with Young Victorian Theatre Company, and Flora/The Turn of the Screw (Hub Opera Ensemble). Other notable roles include Lucy/The Telephone (Loudoun Lyric Opera), Lady Marian Fitzwalter/Robin Hood (Victorian Lyric Opera Company), Barbarina/Le nozze di Figaro (Carroll Opera Theater), Mrs. Jenks/The Tender Land (The In Series), as well as a performance of David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion with The Resurrection Series. As a 2014 Gate City Bank Young Artist at Fargo-Moorhead Opera, she covered the roles of Elena/Buried Alive by Jeff Myers and Victoria/Embedded by Patrick Soluri—two world premiere operas. Ms. Borland has recently been recognized by the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges Grant Awards, Lois Alba Aria Competition, and Partners for the Arts Competition. She completed her M.M. at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and her B.M./B.A. from Lawrence University/Conservatory of Music. Upcoming: Rapunzel (Baker’s Wife cover)/Into the Woods (St. Petersburg Opera).

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