Born in Bad Pyrmont, soprano Julia Borchert studied at the Folkwang University in Essen and in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Since her brilliant role debut as Brünnhilde in Magdeburg, directed by Jakob Peters Messer, she has secured a permanent place in the ranks of dramatic sopranos, which she further consolidated with her engagement as Isolde at the Theater Hildesheim where she delighted audiences and critics alike.

Her beginnings took her to the Nationaltheater Mannheim and the Niedersächsische Staatsoper Hannover, from where she continued her career at important houses in Germany and abroad.

The switch to dramatic roles led her via Leipzig, Kassel and Linz to the Bayreuther Festspiele. She made her debut as Voce dal cielo/ Don Carlo under Daniele Gatti at La Scala di Milano and in Tokyo. She sang Ortlinde at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo under Piettari Inkinen and later at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia under Zubin Mehta. Concert tours have taken her throughout Europe, Russia and Australia.

Under the direction of Marek Janowski, she can be heard as Woglinde in a concert live recording with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. She works regularly with the WDR Cologne Symphony Orchestra: She sang Schubert's Stabat Mater and Wagner's Wesendoncklieder under the musical direction of Michael Sanderling.

Julia Borchert works with well-known conductors such as Heinz Holliger, Philippe Jordan, Adam Fischer,  Pierre Boulez, Axel Kober, Christian Thielemann, Tomáš Netopil and Daniel Harding as well as with directors such as Stefan Herheim, Christine Mielitz, Graham Vick, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Calixto Bieto and Anthony Pilavachi and Peter Konwitschny.

In the recent past she has had successes with the Gurre-Lieder/Tove in Essen, recitals with works by Wagner, Mahler and Strauss and as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. Future engagements include Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem and César Franck's Redemption.


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Ecstasy of Opera: Isolde debut in a new production
Following her last season’s brilliant debut as Brünnhilde, Julia Borchert is looking forward to another great highly dramatic Wagner-role. From November 16, she will take on the role of Isolde in the new production Tristan und Isolde (staged by Tobias Heyder) under the baton of Chief Conductor Florian Ziemen at Theater Hildesheim. This production is a special one for the house, as well, because it will be played for the first time and on the occasion of its reopening.
Performance dates: November 16/24; December 7/22; February 9; April 12/18; May 9; June 1

For further information and a trailer of this production click the link below: 


Tristan und Isolde /  Stadttheater Hildesheim / "Das Orchester" 02/2020

"stimmlich klar und bis in alle Nuancen ausdrucksvoll. Auch darstellerisch beherrscht sie die Bühne, sang und spielte alle in den Schatten."

Tristan und Isolde /  Stadttheater Hildesheim / 17.11.19 /

"Erneut imponierte ihr durchgehend intonationsreines und textverständliches Singen" 

Die Walküre /  Theater Magdeburg / 10.09.18 /

"Schwungvoll, kraftvoll das Debüt." 

Die Walküre /  Theater Magdeburg / 10.09.18 /

"am meisten beeindruckende Leistung des Abends ist Julia Borcherts Brünnhilde" 

Die Walküre / Theater Magdeburg / 08.09.18 /

"verfügt über einen gut geführten, ausdrucksstarken Sopran bei bester Diktion." 

Andrea Chénier /  Staatstheater Kassel / 01.10.17 /
Das Opernglas (11/2017)

"Ihre [...] Leidensgeschichte 'La mamma morta' geriet zum bewegenden Zentrum des Abends" 
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