Jean-François Borras is considered one of the most talented tenors of his generation. He began his studies at Académie de Musique Rainier III de Monaco with Marie-Anne Losco and then improved with Michèle Command et Gabriel Bacquier. He begins quickly his career singing Alfredo at Mannheim, Edgardo at Graz, Des Grieux at Rome and Palau de les Arts de Valencia, the Duke in Rigoletto at Rouen, Caracalla, Athens and Genoa.
He made his debut as Roméo of Gounod in Trieste, Verona and Genoa, Rodolfo in Trieste, Aachen and Graz. Since 2007 he has been performing in the most important world stages. He has sung under the baton of Alain Guingal, Evelino Pido, Daniel Oren, P. Fournillier, Daniele Calegari, Fabrizio Carminati, Michel Plasson, Alain Altinoglu and Stéphne Denève.
During the last years he has interpreted Le Chevalier Des Grieux at Opéra Bastille and at Wiener Staatsoper, Raimbaut in Robert le Diable at Coven Garden, Alfredo in Monte Carlo, Le Chevalier de la Force at Accademia di Santa Cecilia, made his debut at Metropolitan Opera, substituting Jonas Kaufmann in Werther and obtaining great success from public and critics.
Most recently, he sang La Bohème at the Met, Macbeth at the Champs Elysées, Thaïs at Sao Paulo Opera in Brasil, Lucia di Lammermoor in Avignon, Palermo and Florence, Werther at Palaus Les Arts in Valencia, La Traviata at Wiener Staasoper, Faust at Staatsoper in Hamburg, Carmen at Opera Hong Kong,.
Among his future engagements, Faust at Opéra de Marseille, Mefistofele at Orange Festival, Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Lausanne.