"La tragédie de Carmen"- Opera in the Heights, March 2015
No one can touch her, although soprano Lisa Borik, as Micaela, who loves Jose from afar, is a good match. Her rich, soaring voice gives this wimpy good girl more intensity than usual.
(D.L. Groover, Houston Press, March 2015)
Soprano Lisa Borik's performance as chin up, nose in the air Micaëla is powerful and penetrating. She meets and exceeds expectations in "Je dis, que rien ne m'epouvante (I am not afraid)," and she is a sight for sore eyes for both the audience and Don José each time she appears.
(Katricia Lang, BroadwayWorld.com, March 2015)
"La traviata"- Opera in the Heights, October 2013
Standouts include Annina brought to sparkling life by Lisa Borik's sublime soprano voice.
(David Clarke, BroadwayWorld.com, October 2013)
Lisa Borik's Annina was a good friend through the end.
(D.L. Groover, Houston Press, October 2013)
"Ave Maria: Music of Devotion to Our Lady"- Houston Chamber Choir, September 2011
Vocal solos via soprano Lisa Borik deepened the program's intimacy.
(Joel Luks, CultureMap, September 2011)
"Knoxville: Summer of 1915" by Barber- Opera Vista, March 2011
Samuel Barber’s intimate “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” adapted from James Agee’s short story Knoxville, drips with nostalgia, as soprano, Lisa Borik, and pianist, Stephen Jones, weave Barber’s dreamy evocation of a child’s summer night. It conjures up ineffable sadness as the past is so innocently remembered: rocking chairs, clanging trolley, the vastness of the stars above, the goodness of his parents. As a piece of music, it might be the equivalent of Thornton Wilder’s stage classic of lost time, Our Town.
(Dance Source Houston, March 2011)
Lisa Borik gave an impassioned performance.
(Culture Map, March 2011)
Soprano Lisa Borik beautifully and skillfully reminds us what that Knoxville summer of long ago was like, with all of the sights and sounds of a simpler, slower, and, perhaps, more serene schedule of events.
(Buzz Belmont, Houston Chronicle , March 2011)
"The Silent Prince" world premiere- Opera Vista, October 2011
Other stand-outs include Lisa Borik as Amba, the boy’s wet nurse and ‘second mother’. Her acting and dramatic singing brought her character to life.
(Opera Out Loud, October 2010)
Soprano Lisa Borik is excellent as Amba, the Prince's wet nurse.
(Houston Chronicle, October 2010)
"Anorexia Sacra" world premiere- Opera Vista, March 2010
Lisa Borik is excellent as Clara's mother.
(Buzz Belmont, Houston Chronicle, March 2010)