A gifted musician since she was a child, Ximena Borges was poised for professional stardom as soon as she completed her classical training. She traveled the world — from the Lyon Conservatory in France to the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich — to study under the most legendary teachers and coaches in the world of opera, including Bill Schuman, Marlena Malas, JanMarc Bruin, Laurent Pillot, Massimiliano Murrali, Felix Lavilla, and John DiCostanzo.
Both highly trained and naturally talented, Ms. Borges has established herself as a formidable musical talent and as a major player in the international classical music scene. As a soprano, she performed as a soloist with some of the most acclaimed orchestras and ensembles in the classical music world, including the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra and Venezuela’s state orchestra, and the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Most recently, she performed a number of important oratorios such as Haydn’s Die Schopfung, Faure’s Requiem, Brahms’ “Requiem” and Bach’s “Weihnachts Oratorio,” with renowned ensembles Schola Cantorum de Venezuela and Camerata de Caracas. Ms. Borges’ versatility is displayed in the roles of Zerlina in “Don Giovanni,” Amore in “Incoronazione di Poppea,” Pamina in “Zauberflote,” and both Ismene and Aspasia in “Mitridate.” She has performed around the globe in prominent music halls like the Teatro Teresa Carreño, Camerata de Caracas, Teatro Araldo, Sala Petrassi, the Venetian Theater, the Joyce Theater, the Whitney Museum of Art, Coro Nacional de Venezuela, Teatro Municipal de Chacao, and the Centro de Acción Social Por La Música.
The winner of three prizes at the prestigious Concorso Internazionale Di Canto Barocco, Di Camera e Lirico L’Opera Rinata, Ms. Borges is a soloist, producer, and assistant director of a multimedia performance piece, “La Tempestad,” in which she starred with her father, noted Venezuelan fine artist Jacobo Borges. The show sold out its run at the Teatro Chacao in Caracas, Venezuela and received rave reviews. Ultimas Noticias called it “revolutionary,” and coverage also appeared in major Spanish-language publications like El Universal, El Nacional, and Tal Cual. Renowned art critic Phyllis Tuchman proclaimed that her performance “broke the traditional barriers of opera, thrusting it into the 21st Century.” In an interview in Encuentros magazine, Ms. Borges was even touted as “the voice of the future of Venezuela.” Ximena is currently performing her unique concert in venues such as Joe’s Pub in NYC.
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