Humberto Borboa

Classical Singer  


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Tenor Humberto Borboa, originally from Mexicali, Mexico, earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona in May 2014 and a B.M. from Escuela Superior de Canto de Mazatlan in 2012. 

Mr. Borboa, a 2013 Arizona´s District winner from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition made his professional debut in 2009 with Sociedad Artística Sinaloense in Mexico, singing the solo tenor role in Carl Orff’s "Carmina Burana” since then  has actively performed throughout Mexico, as well as appearances in Antigua, Guatemala, Austria, Chicago, Italy and the Czech Republic.  The "Arizona Daily Star" praised Mr. Borboa as a “powerfully graceful and bright tenor” after his interpretation of Alfredo Germont from Verdi´s La Traviata, at the University of Arizona opera theater´s fall 2012.  Most recently appeared as Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte with Opera Theatre of the Rockies and with the Arapahoe Philharmonic as the tenor soloist in Mozart's Requiem. Currently based in Denver, Colorado is the Co-funder of the Art song Consort of Denver, a project fully intended to promote and explore the Art Song Repertoire.


Misael, The Burning Fiery Furnace by  Britten, Central City Opera 2017

Ferrando (cover), Cosi fan tutte by Mozart, Central City Opera 2017

Spoletta, Tosca by Puccini, Tulsa Opera 2017

Nadir (cover), Les Pecheurs de Perles, Tulsa Opera, 2016

Ferrando, Cosi fan tutte by Mozart, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, 2016

Ferrando, Cosi fan tutte by Mozart, University of Denver, Lamont school of music, 2016

Rodolfo , Boheme by Puccini, Boulder Symphony Orchestra (piano cover run) 2015

Remendado, Carmen by Bizet. Boulder Symphony Orchestra, 2015

John, Illegal Alien (World Premier) by Alfonso Molina. U of A Opera Theatre/Fiestas del Pitic, Mx 2014
Eisenstein, Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss. U of A Opera Theatre 2013

Edgardo, Lucia di Lammermoor by G. Donizetti. La Musica Lirica, Italy 2013

Tito, La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart. U of A Opera Theatre 2013

Alfredo, La Traviata by G. Verdi. U of A Opera Theatre 2012 & 2016
Bastien, Bastien und Bastienne by Mozart. Cultura Mazatlán, México 2012

Count Almaviva, Il Barbiere di Seviglia. INBA, Durango- Chihuahua/Da Corneto Opera co. Chicago 11/12

Lamberto, Il Maestro di Musica by G. Pergolessi. Cultura Mazatlán, México 2010


Opera Scenes Performed 

Des Grieux, Manon Act 2, Massenet, OTR "Vocal Arts Festival" 2016
Enzo, La Gioconda, Ponchielli, OTR "Vocal Arts Festival" 2016
Edgar, Edgar, Puccini, Opera Theatre of the Rockies "Vocal Arts Festival" 2016
Tonio, La fille du Regiment, Donizetti, Redwoods Opera Workshop, 2015
Fritz, L'amico Fritz, Mascagni, Redwoods Opera Workshop, 2015
Herman Pique Dame, Tchaikovsky Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance 2014
Lenski Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance 2014
Roldolfo Boheme, Puccini Southern Arizona Opera Guild 2014
Arturo I Puritani, Bellini Opera Gala, Guatemala 2011

Des Grieux Manon, Massenet Historic Festival, Guatemala 2010
Romeo Romeo et Juliette, Gounod Historic Festival, Gtm/Arizona 10/13



Mass and Concert Performances

Requiem, Mozart. Arapahoe Philharmonic & Cherry Creek Chorale, 2016 and Signature Symphony 2017

Misa Criolla, Ramirez. Tucson Cathedral Concert Series, 2016

Sparrow Mass, Mozart. New Hope Community Church, Aurora 2015

Ciganske Melodie, Dvorak, St. Paul Lutheran Church Concert Series, Denver 2015

Tel jour telle nuit, Poulenc, St. Paul Lutheran Church Concert Series, Denver 2015

Dichterliebe Schumann Hamilton Recital Hall, Denver 2015

Stabat Mater Dvorak Arizona/ Vienna / Prague 2014

Choral Fantasy Beethoven Tucson Master Works 2013

C Major Mass Beethoven University of Arizona 2013

Coronation Mass W.A. Mozart SAS, Culiacán, México 2012

Carmina Burana Carl Orff Cultura, Mazatlán, Mexico 2009

Misa Criolla Ariel Ramirez Cultura Mazatlán, México 09/13

Navidad Nuestra Ariel Ramirez Pró-Música, México 07/13


Voice Teachers-  

Enrique Toral, Luis Giron May (RIP)



Michael Baitzer, Tom Arida, Tom Getty, Gordon Schermer, Rogelio Riojas Nolasco, Andres Sarre, Ubaldo Fabbri, Michael Dauphinais


Adam Turner, Franceso Ciluffo, John Baril, Emmanuel Plasson, Thomas Wilson, Devin Patrick Hughes, Joseph Rescigno, Robert Ashens, Thomas Cockrell, Christian Gohmer



Ken Cazan, Jose Maria Condemi, Allison Moritz, Ken Cox, Martile Rowland, Francois Loup, David Ward, Charles Roe, Alvaro Ramirez, Arturo Rodriguez


Angel Rodriguez, James Valenti, Amber Wagner, Kevin Murphy, David Portillo



BM Vocal Performance. Escuela Superior de Canto de Mazatlán, México 2012

MM Vocal Performance. The University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ 2014



Young Career Grant from The Pike Peaks Opera League, 2016

7th Price Denver Lyric Opera Guild Voice Competition, 2016
Second prize Quest for the Best, University of Arizona, 2013 and 2014
First Prize at Amelia Riemann Competition at the University of Arizona, 2014
President´s Concerto Competition winner at the University of Arizona, 2014
Encouragement Award from Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions. Regional Finals in L.A., 2013
Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions winner from Arizona District, 2013
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Arizona 2012-2013. 2013-2014

First prize at Larry Day Competition, University of Arizona, 2013

Geraldine and Wallace Young Voice Scholarship, University of Arizona, 2013

Full scholarship from La Musica Lirica Summer Program and Festival in Italy, 2013
Encouragement Award from Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions in AZ, 2012.