Joshua Borths | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Joshua Borths, M.M. Opera Production

    Director of Opera and Musical Theater

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    Bexley Campus
    Conservatory Complex


    • Classes

      Music 063
      Music 120

    • Biography

      Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Joshua Borths is known for his innovative and thought-provoking productions of opera and musical theater.

      Borths arrives as the Director of Opera and Musical Theater at Capital University after serving 4 years as Arizona Opera’s Resident Stage Director and Director of Education and Community Engagement: directing new productions, managing education programs, and creating community initiatives that reached 70,000 people annually. Additionally, Borths is a member of the summer directing staff of Des Moines Metro Opera and has held positions at the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam), the Seagle Music Colony, and the Crested Butte Music Festival.

      Last season, Borths directed acclaimed productions of Madama Butterfly for Pensacola Opera, La clemenza di Tito for the University of Maryland, Song from the Uproar for Opera Ithaca, and Il barbiere di Siviglia for Arizona Opera. Past favorites include new productions of Rusalka and Florencia en el Amazonas for Arizona Opera, Hansel and Gretel and The Tragedy of Carmen for Opera Memphis, Suor Angelica for Crested Butte Music Festival, and L'elisir d'amore, The Music Man, and Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Seagle Music Colony. Borths has also directed gala performances featuring Frederica von Stade and Joyce DiDonato, and the southeastern premieres of Soldier Songs and La Hija de Rappaccini.

      As an assistant director, Borths has worked with many opera companies including Arizona Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Festival della Valle d'Itria, and his educational adaptations of classic operas have been seen at Toledo Opera, Atlanta Opera, Arizona Opera, and the Florida State University.

    • Degrees Earned

      B.M. Musicology--University of Michigan
      B.M. Vocal Performance (Stage Directing Emphasis)--University of Michigan
      M.M. Opera Production (Stage Directing)--Florida State University