From Baroque to New Music, from opera to concert to world music stages, her “clear, beautiful, and thrilling” voice (Wichita Eagle) and “considerable charisma” (Kansas City Star) allows Colombian-American soprano Victoria Botero to deftly navigate a variety of musical genres and styles. For more detailed information, click on the Concert, Opera, and New Music links above.
Ms. Botero’s operatic roles include Susanna in Muddy River Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro, The Mother, in the world premiere of Susan Kander's The Giver with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with Union Avenue Opera.
Ms. Botero also enjoys a wide-ranging concert and recital career featuring collaborations with many different artists and ensembles. Most recently she premiered a piece with the Atemporchestra at TEDxKC. She is a soloist with Ensemble Ibérica in a variety of Spanish-themed concerts, and collaborated with them to create an award-winning CD, Colonia (Tzigane).
She tours regularly as a member of the critically acclaimed duo Botero Bledsoe with classical guitarist Beau Bledsoe, in programs featuring the intersection of art, folk and popular music from around the world. Their CD Un ramo de voz (Tzigane) was released in 2013.
Ms. Botero received her B.M in Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America, an M.A. Voice and an M.M. Musicology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and is a student of renowned master teacher, Inci Bashar. She apprenticed with Des Moines Metro Opera and Tulsa Opera. Fluent in Spanish and Italian, she performs in more than a dozen languages and dialects. Ms. Botero currently resides in Kansas City.