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.
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.” Victoria enjoys a wide-range of concert work featuring collaborations with many different artists and ensembles. Mozart concert repertoire has figured prominently in her recent work, including performances of the Requiem, Concert Arias, and the Vesperae solennes de confessore. Other highlights include The Cecilia Series, a critically acclaimed concert series featuring the music of women as composers and performers from the medieval to the modern era, and the premiere of a new work with the Atemporchestra at TEDxKC.
Operatic roles include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Adina in L'elisir d'amore and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with Union Avenue Opera, and The Mother, in the world premiere of Susan Kander's The Giver with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, .
Victoria 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 has performed in more than 15 languages and dialects. She currently resides in Kansas City.