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Praised for her 'requisite emotion, physically as well as vocally' (ShowBizRadio), Keely Bosworth Borland is quickly establishing herself as a dynamic lyric coloratura soprano.

Exciting forthcoming projects in the 2019/2020 season include Borland's Stillpointe Theatre debut as Anne Egerman in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, a return to BaltiQWERT 18 for Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, and a solo recital with the Tuesday Concert Series DC featuring works by Piaf, Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Trenet, Chaminade, and Herbert.

Last season, Ms. Borland joined Rockville Musical Theatre as Fiona MacLaren in Lerner & Loewe’s classic musical Brigadoon and returned to the Victorian Lyric Opera Company as Gianetta in The Gondoliers. As Soprano Soloist, she performed David Lang’s the little match girl passion with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and appeared as a featured soloist at the Westmoreland Choral Society’s Mozart Festival.

Performance highlights include her role/company debut with St. Petersburg Opera as Rapunzel in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, where Broadway World remarked that she “possesses a lovely voice and plays her screaming Act 2 fear quite well,” First Lady/The Magic Flute with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Gretel/Hansel and Gretel with Opera Louisiane, and Soprano Soloist (Gabriel/Eve) in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with Choralis under the baton of Gretchen Kuhrmann at the Schlesinger Concert Hall.

A champion of operetta, Ms. Borland has performed many of the soprano heroines in the Gilbert & Sullivan canon including Mabel/The Pirates of Penzance, Josephine/H.M.S. Pinafore, Elsie Maynard/The Yeomen of the Guard, Rose Maybud/Ruddigore, Constance/The Sorcerer, Princess Ida/Princess Ida, Celia/Iolanthe, Peep-Bo (Yum-Yum cover)/The Mikado, as well as the lesser known roles  Sultana Zubeydeh (Rose-in-Bloom) in Sullivan’s The Rose of Persia, Bella Giretti in Lehar's Paganini and Lady Marian Fitzwalter in DeKoven's Robin Hood.

In addition to her recent concert appearances, she has performed a variety of works ranging from Rutter's Requiem, Faure's Requiem, Mozart’s Missa Brevis in G, K.140, Vivaldi's Gloria, and Handel's Messiah. Ms. Borland sings regularly with the Baltimore Musicales, BaltiQWERT, and has, in past seasons, joined the ensembles of Baltimore Concert Opera (Guillaume Tell and Sweeney Todd), OperaDelaware (Falstaff), and Opera Philadelphia (Carmina Burana).

Ms. Borland has been a Young Artist at Fargo-Moorhead Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, and Charlottesville Opera (formerly Ash Lawn Opera) as well as a Professional Artist at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, SongFest, and the Opera Naples’ inaugural Renata Scotto Opera Program.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she earned a Master of Music in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and Bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Performance & Art History from Lawrence University/Conservatory of Music.

 
 

AGMA // SAG-AFTRA

*Film/TV resume available upon request*

 

2 0 1 9 / 2 0 2 0  s e a s o n

ANNE EGERMAN

A Little Night Music

Stillpointe Theatre

P O S T P O N E D 

April 2021

SOLOIST

Link Up: The Orchestra Moves

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

P O S T P O N E D 

T B D

SOLOIST

Tuesday Concert Series

Church of the Epiphany DC

P O S T P O N E D 

T B D

Join me for a recital program featuring works by Piaf, Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Trenet, Chaminade, and Herbert. Admission to the Tuesday Concert Series is free, but a $10 free-will contribution is invited in support of the performers.

Pianist | Joy Schreier

JOSEPHINE

H. M. S. Pinafore

BaltQWERT 18

November 7 | 9:30 to 5:00 pm

MICA - Falvey Hall

1300 W Mt Royal Ave

Baltimore, MD 21217

 

l i s t e n

Ah! douce enfant | Cendrillon • J. Massenet

A Lucky Child | At the Statue of Venus • J. Heggie

A Lovely Night | Cinderella • Rodgers & Hammerstein

Waitin' for my Dearie | Brigadoon • Lerner & Loewe

Inside Out | A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder • S. Lutvak

Poor Wandr'ing One | The Pirates of Penzance • A. Sullivan

Simple Little Things | 110 in the Shade • H. Schmidt

Till There Was You | The Music Man • M. Willson

I Wish You Love • C. Trenet

Soprano Soloist | the little match girl passion • D. Lang

• For more recordings please visit my YouTube and Soundcloud channels.  

 

t h e   m a n y   f a c e s   o f  #KeelyBosworthBorland

p r e s s

"Borland imbues Maybud with both her magnificent, expressive soprano sound and her rubber-faced comic naïveté."

 

Ms. Borland is available for bookings: 

Opera, Oratorio, Recitals/Concerts, Weddings/Memorial Services, Cabaret/Musical Theatre, and Private Events. 

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