Maria Luigia Borsi

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Sora, Italy. She began her vocal studies at a very young age while singing in the “Domenico Savio” choir for children. She received a degree in vocal performance from the Istituto Musicale Pietro Mascagni in Livorno, where she studied under Antonietta Stella, Lucia Stanescu, Renata Scotto and Claudio Desderi. In 2002, she was the winner of the International Voice Competition of San Remo and during the years 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2008, she participated in tours of Asia, Australia, USA and Europe together with tenor Andrea Bocelli. In 2004, she performed at La Scala of Milan for the first time, interpreting the role of Liú [Turandot], and that same year she also interpreted Violetta [La traviata] for the re-opening of the Venetian opera house La Fenice. In 2005, she once again appeared as Violetta [La traviata] at the Opernhaus Zürich together with baritone Renato Bruson and tenor José Cura and in 2008, she performed the lead female role of Desdemona [Otello] in the Salzburg Festival. She has appeared in Zurich, USA, Russia, Spain, Japan, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Israel, Netherlands, France, South Korea, Germany, and the United Kingdom. She has collaborated with prominent conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Myung-whun Chung, Michel Plasson, et al. She is also a recitalist, while her opera recordings include: Turandot (Teatro La Fenice, Venice), Mehmed II (for Marco Polo), Carmen (Arena di Verona) and Don Giovanni (for Helicon). She has collaborated with the GNO in two Athens Festival productions at the Herodeion, where she appeared as Cio-Cio-San [Madama Butterfly] (2013) and as Donna Elvira [Don Giovanni] (2014). // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.