BiographyGerman soprano, Julia Borchert, was born in Bad Pyrmont and studied at the Folkwanghochschule in Essen as well as in Freiburg im Breisgau.
During her years as a young, lyric soprano at the Nationaltheater in Mannheim and Niedersächsische Staatsoper Hannover she developed a broad repertoire comprising roles such as Susanna, Pamina/Die Zauberflöte, Konstanze/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sophie/Der Rosenkavalier, Lucia/Lucia di Lammermoor, Mimi/La Bohème and numerous others. During this time she was already a guest with many opera houses in Germany and Europe; for instance she made her debuts as Agathe and Violetta in Krefeld, sang Pamina and Sophie in Stuttgart, Micaela at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Woglinde in Wiesbaden, Cologne and Karlsruhe, as well as her signature role, Konstanze, at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, in Leipzig, Enschede, and Glasgow. In addition to soloist engagements at the Bayreuth Festival, she made her debut as Voce dal cielo/Don Carlo at the Scala in Milan under Daniele Gatti as well as in Tokyo. In 2013 she was a guest with Teatro Massimo di Parlermo as Ortlinde/Die Walküre, and later under Zubin Mehta at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia in the same role.
Concerts led her to Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. She sang Mozart’s Mass in C minor under Helmuth Rilling in Madrid and in the European premiere of Penderecki’s Credi in Krakow, the latter being live broadcast on German 3sat. Under the baton of Marek Janowski she can be heard as 1st Flowermaiden in Parsifal and Woglinde in Ring des Nibelungen in the live recording of the concerts with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. A close cooperation connects her to the symphony orchestra of WDR Cologne and conductor Michael Sanderling, with whom she sang Schubert’s Stabat Mater as well as Wagner’s Wesendoncklieder in Hamburg in January 2017.
Julia Borchert worked with renowned conductors such as Philippe Jordan, Michael Boder, Adam Fischer, Pierre Boulez, Daniele Gatti, Axel Kober, Christian Thielemann, and Daniel Harding and stage directors such as Stefan Herheim, Christine Mielitz, Graham Vick, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Calixto Bieto, Anthony Pilavachi, and Robert Carsen.
Projects of the recent past include Verdi’s Requiem and Schumann’s Chorfantasien with soloists at the Cologne Philharmonie as well as her role debut as Magdalena de Coigny in the new production of Andrea Chénier at Staatstheater Kassel.
In the season 2018/19 Julia Borchert will be making her role debut as Brünnhilde in the new production of Die Walküre at Theater Magdeburg and will take over the roles of Electress Marie in Zeller’s Der Vogelhändler as well as Prothoe in Peter Konwitschny’s new production of Othmar Schoeck’s Penthesilea, both productions take place at the Landestheater Linz.
Furthermore, she will sing Tove/Gurre-Lieder in Essen under the baton of Tomáš Netopil and will make her role debut as Isolde/Tristan und Isolde in Hildesheim.
Natascha van Randenborgh
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|Denissow, E.||L'ecume des jours||Chloé|
|Donizetti||Lucia du Lammermoor||Lucia|
|Glanert||Der Spiegel des großen Kaisers||Franz. Prinz|
|Gluck||Iphigénie en Aulide||Iphigénie|
|Hersant, Ph.||Der schwarze Mönch||Tanja|
|Mozart||Die Entführung aus dem Serail||Konstanze|
|Offenbach||Les contes d'Hoffmann||Antonia|
|Tristan und Isolde||Isolde|
Ecstasy of Opera: Isolde debut in a new productionFollowing her last season’s brilliant debut as Brünnhilde, Julia Borchert is looking forward to another great highly dramatic Wagner-role. From November 16, she will take on the role of Isolde in the new production Tristan und Isolde (staged by Tobias Heyder) under the baton of Chief Conductor Florian Ziemen at Theater Hildesheim. This production is a special one for the house, as well, because it will be played for the first time and on the occasion of its reopening.
Performance dates: November 16/24; December 7/22; February 9; April 12/18; May 9; June 1
Download availableWalküre/Brünnhilde at Theater Magdeburg
Photo: Andreas LanderDer Vogelhändler/Kursürstin Marie at Landestheater Linz
Photo: Sakher AlmonemVideos
Trailer: "Die Walküre" at Theater Magdeburg with Julia Borchert as Brünnhilde
Die Walküre / Theater Magdeburg / 12.09.18 /
"gelingt es als Brünnhilde, sehr schlanke Anläufe glaubhaft in ihre Hojotoho-Ausbrüche zu integrieren."
Die Walküre / Theater Magdeburg / 10.09.18 /
"Schwungvoll, kraftvoll das Debüt."
Die Walküre / Theater Magdeburg / 10.09.18 /
"am meisten beeindruckende Leistung des Abends ist Julia Borcherts Brünnhilde"
Die Walküre / Theater Magdeburg / 08.09.18 / deropernfreund.de
"verfügt über einen gut geführten, ausdrucksstarken Sopran bei bester Diktion."
Andrea Chénier / Staatstheater Kassel / 01.10.17 /
Das Opernglas (11/2017)
"Ihre [...] Leidensgeschichte 'La mamma morta' geriet zum bewegenden Zentrum des Abends"