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The Italian soprano Maria Luigia Borsi is not only appreciated for her fine lyric voice she is also becoming well known for her ability as a stage actress.
Notable performances include Desdemona/Otello at the Salzburg Festival and Opera di Roma with Riccardo Muti; the role with which she also made her USA debut at Cincinnati Opera; Respighi's Il Tramonto in concert with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Maurizio Benini, La Traviata with the Tokyo Philharmonic conducted by Muyng Whun Chung, as well as Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome with Lorin Maazel and also with the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Yannick Nézét-Seguin, where she also later returned for Cantaloube's Chants D'Auvergnes.
She has also sung Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni with the Israel Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta and at the Teatro la Fenice, Fiordiligi/Cosi fan tutte at the Teatro Massimo Palermo, as well the title role in Suor Angelica with the Deutsches SO in Berlin, where she stepped in at short notice to great acclaim. Maria Luigia also made debut at the Choregies d'Orange as Liu/Turandot alongside Roberto Alagna.