Julia Borchert was born in Bad Pyrmont and studied with Ingeborg Most in Cologne and Freiburg and Sena Jurinac in Augsburg.After some Festengagements in Mannheim and Hannover she started her career in 2002, when she became a frequent guest soloist at major German opera houses such as Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Leipzig. During the last years, she also came back as a guest soloist to Mannheim and Hannover. She regularly performs abroad, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Poland, the Netherlands in Switzerland or just recently in Rome, Italy in January 2008. Julia Borchert works with important conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Adam Fischer, Daniele Gatti, Michael Gielen, Daniel Harding, Jun Märkl and Christian Thielemann.
Her repertoire includes Sophie, Lucia die Lammermoor and Violetta, as well as lyric roles as Micaela or Mimi. She als performed as Antonia and Agathe and sang Richard Strauss` Four Last Songs in Berlin.
Famous for her Mozart interpretation she began with roles such as Susanna, Zerlina and Pamina in Mannheim and Stuttgart. Since then she is a much sought after Konstanze: She sang this part with great success at the Bavarian State Opera in 2004, in Leipzig in 2006, at the National Reisopera Holland in 2007, as well as at the Scottish National Opera in November 2007. She is preparing Fiordiligi and Contessa.
Contemporary Music plays an important part in Julia Borchert`s career. She sang in several World premiers and German premiers (Der Spiegel des großen Kaisers by D. Glanert, Der Schaum der Tage by E. Denissov, Flight by J. Dove), the last one being the female protagonist in Philippe Hersant`s Der schwarze Mönch at the Leipzig Opera in 2006.
In 2004 she made her debut as 1. Blumenmädchen in Christoph Schlingensief`s Parsifal production, a role, which she also performed in 2008, this time in a new production directed by Stefan Herheim and conducted by Daniele Gatti. She did Violetta in La traviata at the Theater Krefeld and Antonia in Les contes d`Hoffmann in Detmold. 2008 she was "Voce dal cielo" in Don Carlo at the Teatro alla Scala, conducted by Daniele Gatti. In 2011 she was heard in Die Räuberbraut with the WDR. In Autumn 2013 she will be singing Woglinde in Rheingold with the Rundfunk Sinfonierorchester Berlin in Bucharest.
Julia Borchert is also a sought after and passionate Lied singer. NAXOS published her CD "Schubert Lieder der Romantik", on which her art can be admired.