Praised for her “beautiful singing” (Superconductor) and named a “standout” by Opera News, Polish-American Lyric Soprano Kasia Borowiec has quickly established herself as a young singer to watch. She most recently made her Santa Fe Opera debut, singing the title role in The Golden Cockerel and was praised for her “impressive singing” (St. Louis Dispatch) and “strikingly rich sound which cut easily through the back of the house” (Operawire). This summer, she joins the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to cover Violetta in La Traviata. In the 2018-2019 season, Kasia makes her debut as the title role in Madama Butterfly at Tri-Cities Opera and returns to the Dayton Philharmonic as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and his concert aria “Ah perfido!”
Kasia most recently completed two prestigious young artist residencies at the Santa Fe Opera and Palm Beach Opera. During her time in Santa Fe, Kasia was featured in Santa Fe Opera’s presentation of Justice at the Opera, hosted by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She also sang the role of Lisa Brennan in a workshop of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. As a two-year member of the Benenson Young Artist Program at Palm Beach Opera, Kasia sang the roles of Paquette in Candide, the Page in Rigoletto and Isabel in Pirates of Penzance, and the Countess in the family performance of Le Nozze di Figaro. She also studied covered the title roles in Tosca and Madama Butterfly. During the 2017-2018 season, Kasia also appeared with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, was a featured soloist in a chamber recital with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and presented a solo recital with pianist Greg Ritchey and at the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach, FL.
For the 2015-2016 season, Kasia was an Artist in Residence at Dayton Opera and studio artist at Chautauqua Opera. In Dayton, she sang the role Kate Pinkerton in the company’s production of Madama Butterfly and covered the role of Desdemona in Otello. She also performed in two outreach school tours (Shakespeare Sings! and Cooking Up Opera) and collaborated with members of the Dayton Philharmonic in a chamber recital at the Dayton Art Institute. As a studio artist at Chautauqua Opera, Kasia made her professional debut as the Second Apparition in Macbeth. Her other operatic credits include Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at the Russian Opera Workshop, Marguerite in Faust, Giulietta in I Capuleti e I Montecchi, and covering the role of Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia all at Manhattan School of Music, First Lady in The Magic Flute with New York Lyric Opera Theatre and Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw with the Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute. In 2013, Kasia also sang the role of Angel More in Manhattan School of Music’s production of The Mother of Us All and is featured on the official recording produced by Albany Records.
An active recitalist and concert soloist, Kasia has been the soprano soloist in Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Columbia University Orchestra, Beethoven’s Mass in C, and Bach’s Cantata no. 140. An art-song enthusiast, Kasia was a young artist with SongFest in 2012. She has also performed in recital and chamber concerts hosted by the Discovery Orchestra in New Jersey, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and Palm Beach Opera among others.
Originally from Summit, New Jersey, Kasia holds degrees from Columbia University (BA) and Manhattan School of Music (MM). In 2011, she also studied at L'Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, Italy. She is the recipient of the Santa Fe Opera Campbell Wachter Memorial Award for Singers, a Metropolitan Opera National Council Encouragement Award (Capitol District, 2016), the Richard and Brooke L. Rapaport Prize for Summer Music Study from Columbia University and a Chautauqua Opera Guild Award. Kasia currently resides in New York City.