Humberto Borboa

Humberto Borboa, Tenor


Humberto Borboa

Originally from Mexicali, Baja California, Humberto Borboa is a passionate performer and teaching artist praised by the Arizona Daily Star as “a powerful and bright tenor.”

Humberto has been an Apprentice Artist for Tulsa Opera, Central City Opera, and San Diego Opera; where he made his San Diego debut as Borsa in Verdi’s Rigoletto. He has been a featured soloist in various opera companies across the U.S and Mexico and has performed abroad in Antigua, Guatemala, Austria, Italy, and the Czech Republic. Holds a MM from The University of Arizona (2014), and a BM from Escuela Superior de Canto de Mazatlán (2012).

Humberto enjoys singing both leading and supporting roles as well as singing in the chorus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he has sang under the baton of prestigious conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, Marco Armiliato, Yannik Nezet-Seguin and Riccardo Muti. 

Upcoming performances and recitals that were cancelled due to Covid-19 include a San Diego Opera Young Artists recital in Ramona and San Diego, singing in the chorus of Wagner’s Die Götterdämerung with the Lyric opera of Chicago, chorus in Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with the New York Philharmonic at the Bravo Vail Festival in Colorado. Role debuts of Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Pacific Lyric Association, Fernando in Goyescas with Genesis Opera in Escondido,CA, and Ralph in G. and S. H.M.S. Pinafore with Bohdi Tree in San Diego, CA.