The Kansas City Star recently wrote about her presence on the concert stage, “Soprano Victoria Botero is one of Kansas City’s most passionate and caring performers. A concert by Botero is more than just a recital of beautiful songs, it’s a reflection on the human condition.”
In concert and recital work Victoria enjoys collaborating with many different artists and ensembles. In symphonic music she has performed with the Tulsa, St. Joseph, and Washburn Symphonies. In the fall of 2019 she makes her debut with the Kansas City Symphony in Postcards from the Americas. Recent concert works include Bernstein's rarely heard cantata Songfest in Saratoga Springs, NY, and a series of concerts featuring Mozart repertoire with performances of the Requiem, Concert Arias, and the Vesperae solennes de confessore. She was delighted to join Sony/BMG artists, The Priests, from Northern Ireland in a program of sacred classical music on their 2018 North American tour.
Victoria’s interest in musicology led her to form The Cecilia Series, critically acclaimed concerts that explores the intersectionality of art music and the contemporary concerns of women and people of color. Her research has been supported by a Lighton International Artist Exchange residency in Milan to develop a program based on the music of Barbara Strozzi under the direction of renowned lutenist, Paul Beier. She has also received grants from Arts KC and the Sosland Foundation for The Music of Susan Kander. Programs to date:
La Serenissima - The lives and loves of 17th c. Venetian composers Barbara Strozzi and Benedetto Ferrari.
Morena - The traditional music and intertwined history of Sephardic Jewish, Arabic Muslim, and Armenian Christian women.
The Music of Susan Kander - A retrospective of this significant living American composer, including the world premiere of “Eavesdropping”, a song cycle commissioned especially for Victoria based on the poetry of Michelle Boisseau.
Other performances include Musica Secreta: The Three Ladies of Ferrara with the Jewell Early Music Summer Festival, and multiple programs from the Spanish Baroque era with Sunflower Baroque, Bach Aria Soloists, and Ensemble Ibérica. She recorded Un ramo de voz, with art, folk and popular songs from around the world for voice and classical guitar. In film and television Victoria was part of Homecoming: An Evening with Virgil T filmed for future broadcast on PBS featuring the music of Virgil Thompson. She can also be heard on the soundtrack of the short film, Devotion .
Gala, LOOK Musical Theatre (Tulsa)
Christmas in Song, Quality Hill Playhouse
Kilmore Carols, Ensemble Ibérica
I've Got A Crush On You, Quality Hill Playhouse