Praised for her ‘magnificent, expressive soprano sound’ and applauded for her ‘rubber-faced comic naïveté’ (TheatreBloom), Keely Bosworth Borland is quickly establishing herself as a dynamic lyric coloratura soprano.
Notable roles include Gretel/Hansel and Gretel, Mabel/The Pirates of Penzance, Bella Giretti/Paganini, First Lady/The Magic Flute, Serpina/La serva padrona, Flora/The Turn of the Screw, Barbarina/Le nozze di Figaro, Mme. Silberklang/The Impresario, Noémie/Cendrillon, Lucy/The Telephone, and Josephine/H.M.S. Pinafore.
As a 2014 Gate City Bank Young Artist at Fargo-Moorhead Opera, she covered the roles of Elena/Buried Alive by Jeff Myers and Victoria/Embedded by Patrick Soluri – two world premiere operas co-commissioned by Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and the American Lyric Theatre. She has also been an Apprentice Artist with Charlottesville Opera (formally known as Ash Lawn Opera Festival) and a Professional Artist at SongFest.
A versatile performer, Ms. Borland has performed as Soprano Soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria in D, Rutter’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, and David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion with The Resurrection Series. She is a frequent recitalist with the Baltimore Musicales performing art song and musical theater/cabaret repertoire.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she earned a Master of Music in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Performance and Art History from Lawrence University/Conservatory of Music.
Upcoming: Soprano Soloist in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with Choralis at Schlesinger Concert Hall.
For more information, please visit Ms. Borland’s website: www.KeelyBosworthBorland.com
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