Before he devoted himself to the stage, he had worked in a banking business in Bremen for several years. There he decided to give up the commercial profession completely, and after taking appropriate lessons from outstanding singing masters in Dresden, he began his work as a young tenor on February 11, 1858 at the court theater in Dresden. After three years of work he came to the Stadttheater Hamburg as a lyric tenor, where he worked until 1863, after which he joined the Wiesbaden Court Theater Association (1863–1872) after a successful guest performance. From there he went to Weimar, where he remained until his pension entitlement in 1880. After that, however, he was still active on stage at the city theaters in Augsburg and Düsseldorf and in 1882 and 1883 as chief director, singer and actor at the Leipzig city theater. After leaving, he stayed in Leipzig as a singing teacher and theater agent. In Dresden he was a member ofMasonic Lodge to the golden apple .
As a meritorious co-founder of the Cooperative of German Stage Members, Borchers is entitled to lasting, grateful memories.
- Ludwig Eisenberg : Large biographical lexicon of the German stage in the XIX. Century . Verlag von Paul List , Leipzig 1903, p. 113, ( Textarchiv - Internet Archive ).
- KJ Kutsch , Leo Riemens : Large singer lexicon . Unchanged edition. KG Saur, Bern, 1993, first volume A – L, ISBN 3-907820-70-3 , column 317.
- Bodo Borchers at Operissimo on the basis of the Great Singer Lexicon
- Portrait of Bodo Borcher in the German Digital Library
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German opera singer (tenor), theater actor and director as well as singing teacher|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 12, 1835|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Woltwienke|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 6, 1898|
|Place of death||Leipzig|