Canadian tenor, Boris Derow, re-entered the classical music scene as a baritone, performing the role of Silvio in Mercury Opera's Pagliacci in 2008 before making the leap into tenor repertoire. Subsequent roles included Beppe/Arlecchino in New York City in 2010 and Tinca in il tabarro on the Edmonton Queen Riverboat, Goro in Madama Butterfly, and numerous appearances with Calgary Concert Opera.
2017 found him stepping in as a last minute replacement as Alfredo in La Traviata with Opera Classica Europa. This led to numerous concerts in the Hessen region of Germany and a re-engagement with Opera Classica Europa in 2018 as Don José in Carmen in multiple venues in Germany, as well as Cengio, Italy, and the Alberta Badlands, along with the role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, summer 2018.
Upcoming engagements include Faust wih the Pretoria National Opera and Symphony in Pretoria, South Africa, October 2018, and Radames in Toronto under the baton of William Shookhoff in a concert performance of Aida, November 2018. On the concert stage recently Boris sang in Donatori Musici's presentation of J.S. Bach's Magnificat in D major in Bonn. In 2015/16 Boris performed as associate conductor to Michael Zaugg of Pro Coro Canada in preparation for a choral recording and touring project entitled Resurrectional, comprised of over fifty male singers from multiple choirs hailing from North America and Europe. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theology, and spent two years at Brandon University as a voice major before embarking on his turn as the frontman for Fortune 500, a rock band that toured all over South East Asia.