AZO Cast Members & Creatives
An outstanding graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Zach Borichevsky continues to impress all around the world, concluding an eventful season during which he made his critically acclaimed European operatic debut as Rodolfo in La bohème for Finnish National Opera under Michael Güttler, his role debut as Tamino in The Magic Flute with Boston Lyric Opera under David Angus and Alfredo in La traviata with Michigan Opera. In concert Zach joined the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in Mexico under music director Carlos Miguel Prieto for Rachmaninov’s The Bells, a piece he will reprise this summer at Festival Radio France under Santtu-Matias Rouvali, and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra for Das Lied von der Erde under Isin Metin.
The coming season features a number of significant debuts for Zach including his UK operatic debut as Alfredo in La traviata for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and his role debuts as Lensky in Eugene Onegin with Arizona Opera; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in a co-production with Opera Carolina and Toledo Opera under James Meena; and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Teatro Municpal Santiago de Chile.
Recent seasons have included Zach’s acclaimed debut at Santa Fe Opera as Matteo in Tim Albery’s production of Arabella under Sir Andrew Davis, Roméo in Roméo et Julliette with Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile and Arizona Opera, Jonathan Dale in Silent Night with Opera Philadelphia and Ruggero in La rondine in Portland, Oregon. Past concert engagements have included John Adams’The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under Markus Stenz, Britten’s Nocturne at the Aspen Music Festival under Nicholas McGegan and Britten’s War Requiem with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui. Zach also created the role of Nicholas Astor in Kirke Meachem’s The Rivals with Skylight Opera in Milwaukee, debuted Alfredo in La traviata with Knoxville Opera, and debuted Pelléas at the Academy of Vocal Arts. While still at AVA, he created the role of Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in the world premiere of Margaret Garwood’s The Scarlet Letter and performed the roles of Rodolfo in La bohème, Flamand in Strauss’ Capriccio, and Manrico in the fourth act of Il trovatore. In past summers he has travelled to Vail, Colorado and Alba, Italy to present Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem respectively.
Zach has also performed with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Glimmerglass Opera, and at the Castleton Festival under the baton of Lorin Maazel. He holds degrees from The George Washington University and Yale School of Music.
Many organizations have honored Mr. Borichevsky with awards, including Operalia, the Loren L. Zachary Foundation, the George London Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Opera Index, the Mario Lanza Foundation, Shreveport Opera, and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation.