Zach Borichevsky

Zach Borichevsky

Tenor Zach Borichevsky is “equipped with a flexible, bright voice that already has made him one of the most sought-after singers of his generation.” Mr. Borichevsky is known as a “star-level tenor” with a “precise, nuanced high-register singing and agile acting” paired with a “magical sense of complete spontaneity that comes from being in total command of the instrument.” A series of significant débuts have established Mr. Borichevsky as one of the most thrilling vocal talents to appear on the international stage; he has created widely celebrated international performances in roles such as Rodolfo in La bohème with Finnish National Opera, Romeo in Roméo et Juliette for Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, and Alfredo in La traviata for the Glyndebourne Festival.

Recently expanding his repertoire, he joined the Lyric Opera of Chicago to cover the title role in their production of Faust and sang his first Narraboth in Salome with the Spoleto Festival, USA.  He also performed Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus for Palm Beach Opera, reprised the role of Alfredo in La Traviata for Opera Grand Rapids, performed Cassio in Washington National Opera’s production of Otello and Rodolfo in La bohéme with Toledo Opera. In addition, he sang the tenor solo in Verdi’s Requiem for the National Philharmonic at the Kennedy Center and recorded a virtual Messiah with New Choral Society.

Calendar

Event Date
Oct 1
to
Oct 10
Madama Butterfly
Pinkerton
Boston Lyric Opera
Boston, Massachusetts
Event Date
Dec 3
to
Dec 5
Handel's Messiah
Tenor Soloist
New Choral Society
New York, NY
Event Date
Mar 15
to
Mar 15
Lucia di Lammermoor
Edgardo
Seoul Arts Center
Seoul, South Korea
Event Date
Apr 22
to
Apr 24
La traviata
Alfredo
Toledo Opera
Toledo, Ohio

Artist Bio

Tenor Zach Borichevsky is “equipped with a flexible, bright voice that already has made him one of the most sought-after singers of his generation.” Mr. Borichevsky is known as a “star-level tenor” with a “precise, nuanced high-register singing and agile acting” paired with a “magical sense of complete spontaneity that comes from being in total command of the instrument.” A series of significant débuts have established Mr. Borichevsky as one of the most thrilling vocal talents to appear on the international stage; he has created widely celebrated international performances in roles such as Rodolfo in La bohème with Finnish National Opera, Romeo in Roméo et Juliette for Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, and Alfredo in La traviata for the Glyndebourne Festival.

Recently expanding his repertoire, he joined the Lyric Opera of Chicago to cover the title role in their production of Faust and sang his first Narraboth in Salome with the Spoleto Festival, USA.  He also performed Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus for Palm Beach Opera, reprised the role of Alfredo in La Traviata for Opera Grand Rapids, performed Cassio in Washington National Opera’s production of Otello and Rodolfo in La bohéme with Toledo Opera. In addition, he sang the tenor solo in Verdi’s Requiem for the National Philharmonic at the Kennedy Center and recorded a virtual Messiah with New Choral Society.

Future engagements include Alfredo in La traviata for Toledo Opera with his wife Kathryn Lewek as Violetta, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Boston Lyric Opera, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor for the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, and Handel’s Messiah for the New Choral Society.

Mr. Borichevsky has graced opera stages across the globe with performances as Edmondo in Manon Lescaut in his Metropolitan Opera début, Anatol in Vanessa for the Santa Fe Opera, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, Rodolfo in La bohème with English National Opera, and Alfredo in La traviata with the Seattle Opera, to name a few.

Additional performances include Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Rodolfo in La bohème, and Romeo in Roméo et Juliette all with Arizona Opera, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Carolina, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus for Cincinnati Opera, Tamino in The Magic Flute with Boston Lyric Opera and Jonathan Dale in the East Coast premiere of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night for Opera Philadelphia.

In concert, Mr. Borichevsky has joined the Minnesota Orchestra for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under Osmo Vänskä, sang Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the St. Louis Symphony and with the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier under Santtu-Matias Rouvali, sang the role of Lazarus in John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary for the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Markus Stenz, and gave his first performances of The Dream of Gerontius with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias under Rossen Milanov. Further highlights have included appearances at the Aspen Music Festival for Britten’s Nocturne and Janáček’s Diary of One Who Disappeared, Britten’s War Requiem with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui, and the Chicago Philharmonic for Verdi’s Messa da Requiem under Murry Sidlin.

Mr. Borichevsky has been honored with numerous awards from organizations including the George London Foundation, The Metropolitan Opera National Council, Gerda Lissner Foundation, Opera Index, Mario Lanza Foundation, Shreveport Opera and Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation. Mr. Borichevsky won second prize at the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition for Young Opera Singers and third prize at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition.

Updated November 1, 2021.

Video

Zach Borichevsky – In Recital

Press

“…ringing tenor full of pathos…” – The Post and Courier

Salome – “Zach Borichevsky, who played the heartsick Narraboth, writhed appropriately and possessed a ringing tenor voice full of pathos”

"...consistently strong and richly varied..." – Zebra

Verdi's Requiem – "The two men brought great excitement to their roles and performances, especially tenor Zach Borichevsky, whose consistently strong and richly varied, impressive sound could, I'm sure, be heard throughout the house."

"...one of the most sought-after singers of his generation..." – Seen and Heard International

La bohème – “Zach Borichevsky’s Rodolfo, tall, lean, good-looking was a Rodolfo of one’s dreams, equipped with a flexible, bright voice that already has made him one of the most sought-after singers of his generation. His pianissimos should teach many a can belto tenor a lesson.”

"...the star of the premiere..." – Helsingan Sanomat

La bohème – “Borichevsky was the star of the premiere – a grander and more romantic-looking Rodolfo would be hard to find. The tall young man has a clear natural tenor voice, which rises high with unforced buoyancy. His beautiful lyric sound is a sleek metallic splendor. He will soon rise to the top of the international opera world.”

"...in total command of the instrument...” – What’s On Stage

La traviata – “The revelation, though, was the young American tenor Zach Borichevsky, who made an astonishingly assured company (and indeed UK) debut as Alfredo. Packing a distinctively dark-coloured, fluent lyric tenor, he turned in a performance that was not only technically flawless but also had that magical sense of complete spontaneity that comes from being in total command of the instrument.”

"...an exciting sound..." – Opera Today

Roméo et Juliette – “Tall and slim with an exciting sound to his tenor voice, Borichevsky was perfect for [Roméo].”