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. In the 2017-2018 season, she returns to both the Santa Fe Opera and Palm Beach Opera for young artist residencies. As a member of Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program, Kasia sings the title role in The Golden Cockerel. She will also perform in Santa Fe Opera’s presentation of Justice at the Opera, hosted by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kasia then returns to the Benenson Young Artist Program at Palm Beach Opera where she will sing Paquette in Candide, sing the Countess in the family performance of Le Nozze di Figaro, and study cover the title role in Tosca. This season, she will also appear with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
During the 2016-2017 season, Kasia made her Palm Beach Opera debut singing the roles of the Page in Rigoletto and Isabel in Pirates of Penzance. She also covered the role of Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly for the company and appeared as a soloist for Palm Beach Opera’s Opera at the Waterfront program. As a member of the 2016 Apprentice Artist Program at Santa Fe Opera, Kasia sang the role of Lisa Brennan in a workshop of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Tatiana in the final scene from Eugene Onegin for the Apprentice Scenes program.
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 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. 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 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 where she studies with Nikki Li Hartliep.