TORLEF BORSTING, BARITONE
IN MEMORY OF FRANCISCO
Torlef Borsting, baritone, native of Hawaii, Torlef spent most of his time singing lead roles all over the west coast. He has graced the stages of such companies as San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, Sacramento Opera, Opera Parallele, and Livermore Valley Opera. As a concert soloist, Torlef has performed with the Mendocino Music Festival, Pacific Chamber Symphony, Oakland Symphony and Chorus, and Symphony Parnassus. His many roles include Scarpia, Marcello, Sharpless, Horace Tabor, Prince Yeletsky, Germont, Sgt Belcore, Jack Rance, as well as numerous modern characters created for new compositions in opera and oratorio. In 2019, Torlef made his debut with Opera Orlando as the Count in Le nozze di Figaro and returns to Orlando as Sonora in The Girl of the Golden West. He then is featured with First Coast Opera in their annual Gala concert as part of their 2020 season followed closely by his debut with Indianapolis Opera as Leporello in Don Giovanni.