Praised for her "beautiful singing" (Superconductor) and named a "standout" by Opera News, Kasia Borowiec has quickly established herself as a young soprano to watch. She is currently a member of the Benenson Young Artist Program at Palm Beach Opera where she is covering the role of Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly and singing the roles of the Page in Rigoletto and Isabel in Pirates of Penzance. This summer, Kasia will return to Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Artist Program where she will make her mainstage debut singing the title role in Le Coq d'Or .
Most recently, Kasia was a member of the 2016 Apprentice Singer Program at Santa Fe Opera, where she sang Lisa Brennan in a workshop of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Tatiana in a scene from Eugene Onegin in the Apprentice Scenes Showcase. During the 2015-2016 season, Kasia was also 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, she sang the Second Apparition in Macbeth and performed scenes as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro.
In 2014, Kasia made her Philadelphia debut as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin with Russian Opera Workshop at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Her other operatic credits include 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 performed concerts throughout the US and parts of Italy. She 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 among others. An art-song enthusiast, Kasia was a young artist with SongFest, where she worked on recital repertoire with Margo Garrett, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, William Bolcom, and Amy Burton among others. This season, Kasia will present a recital with the Discovery Orchestra in New Jersey and collaborate with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in two opera highlights concerts.
Originally from Summit, NJ, Kasia holds degrees from Columbia University (B.A.) and Manhattan School of Music (M.M.). In 2011, she also studied at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, Italy. She is the recipient of a Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Encouragement Award (Capitol District, 2016), the Richard and Brooke L. Rapaport Prize for Summer Music Study from Columbia University and the Chautauqua Opera Guild Award. Kasia currently resides in New York City where she studies with Nikki Li Hartliep.