OPERA - THEATRE

Victoria has been acclaimed for her stage roles in opera and theatre. With Union Avenue Opera she has appeared as Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Muddy River Opera all under the baton of Scott Schoonover. With Lyric Opera of Kansas City she created the role of The Mother in the world premiere of Susan Kander’s The Giver, and covered each of the Three Spirits in The Magic Flute. Other highlights include Yum Yum in The Mikado with Wichita Grand Opera, the Sandman/Dew Fairy in Hansel & Gretel with Des Moines Metro Opera, and the title role in the rarely produced Henry Purcell masque The Fairy Queen with Civic Opera of Kansas City.
Victoria has expanded her reach into the theatre world in performances with the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (Anna in the Tropics and Masterclass), Coterie Theatre (Tomás and the Library Lady), and the Fishtank Theatre (The Penis Monologues - awarded Best of the Fringe).

OPERA and THEATRE CREDITS

PRESS

AdinaL’elisir d’amore

Victoria Botero, as Adina, has in her tiny frame a voice that is the perfect sweet, light match for her Nemorino: in tone, timbre-in every quality the two voices fit superbly.
—  KDHX Radio, St. Louis
Victoria Botero was the slightly waspish Adina, using her tiny stature to good effect next to her male colleagues. Botero has a canary-esque coloratura soprano that proved clear and reliable, and her transformation from heartless flirt to true love was sweetly done.
— St. Louis Dispatch
Bubbly, petite soprano Victoria Botero as the fickle heroine, Adina, and brawny tenor Brian Thorsett as her rube suitor, Nemorino, lead a fine cast of talented singer-actors. They charm every bit of musicality from Donizetti’s melodious score.
— RiverFront Times

Yum YumThe Mikado

Victoria Botero was attractive and tuneful as Yum-Yum the rather ditsy sweetheart. Botero’s “The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze” was clear, beautiful and thrilling.
— Wichita Eagle

Titania , The Fairy Queen

Botero’s considerable charisma was on display in the “The Fairy Queen.” Her charming turn as Titania was one of the highlights of the opera.  
— Kansas City Star
Victoria Botero sang Titania with virtuosity and bright presence.
— The Independent
Among the stand-out singers was Victoria Botero (Titania)….  Botero, looking resplendent in her emerald hue, commanded the coloratura passages and never once reduced pitch to shriek.  Her melismatic lines contained energy and her phrasing was natural.  
— KC Metropolis

MabelThe Pirates of Penzance

Soprano Victoria Botero is splendid as his love interest, Mabel, and she deftly glides her way through the coloratura passages the score provides. 
— Broadway World
Soprano Victoria Botero looked great and played the do-gooder Mabel in appropriately over-the-top manner.” 
— St. Louis Dispatch
Tiny Victoria Botero has a big soprano voice as Mabel.”
— St. Louis Classical Music Examiner
Botero and Boldin [Frederic] enunciate clearly. Their voices merge with pleasing musical effect.
— KDHX Radio, St. Louis

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Anna in the Tropics

Botero anchors the cast as Conchita, seeming to bloom on stage in front of us. Conchita is a tricky role. In the wrong hands, she can come off as a toony temptress. Instead, Botero shows us a woman’s growing confidence in herself. Her experience with the lector (and Anna Karenina) doesn’t mold her into a different person so much as it unlocks rooms inside of her that were already there.  
— The Pitch
Victoria Botero is Conchita a neglected wife who yearns for loving connection. Botero gives convincing reason for her character’s break from cultural norms as she passionately seeks love that is far from traditional.
— Broadway World

 Fishtank Theatre, The Penis Monologues

The Penis Monologues,” immediately suggests a response to Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” but what Van and Honig have created is unique. Soprano Victoria Sofia Botero opens the performance with a stunning version of Giacomelli’s castrato aria “Sposa non mi conosci. 
— Kansas City Star

Coterie Theatre, Tomas and the Library Lady

Botero is a musician with a lovely singing voice and a darn good actor. 
— Broadway World