Simone Osborne

— Soprano

"But this all-Canadian-cast Faust, helmed by François Racine, also finds its depth in the music and acting—most notably in Marguerite, sung by stellar Vancouver-bred soprano and crowd favourite Simone Osborne."
Janet Smith, The George Straight, April 29, 2019 - Marguerite in 'Faust' at Opera at Vancouver Opera

"The Kuyas lullaby is stunningly sung by Riel’s wife, Marguerite (soprano Simone Osborne)…"
Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen, June 16, 2017 - Louis Riel with the National Arts Centre

"It’s hard to explain. But something of a miracle occurred on the stage of Roy Thomson Hall Thursday night. Canadian soprano Simone Osborne was just wrapping up the final movement of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony…on Thursday, Osborne didn’t just sing that song, it’s as though she became the song, that hers was the voice that had created the entire symphony. It felt as though the 80-odd musicians on stage were somehow emanations of her and her musical presence, so thoroughly did she inhabit the music she was singing. Even though Osborne is on stage for a mere fraction of the symphony’s duration, it was as though she had been there the entire evening, as though we had been hearing her somehow make the symphony’s music."
Robert Harris, The Globe and Mail, November 10, 2015 - Mahler's 4th Symphony with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

"Osborne’s Mad Scene was the tour-de-force it needs to be, beautifully sung, convincingly and quite passionately acted, a woman who still has the touch of the girl as she loses her reason."
Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal, April 19, 2015 - title role in 'Lucia di Lammermoor' at Edmonton Opera

"Simone Osborne shone and her voice soared as Nannetta, the Ford's daughter, as she was given one of the few real arias in the work, a third-act beauty which she delivered with grace and care."
Robert Harris, The Globe and Mail, October 4, 2014 - Nannetta in 'Falstaff' at the Canadian Opera Company


Canadian soprano Simone Osborne has been hailed as "a joy to hear" (Los Angeles Times) with "a sweet and clear sound, sensitive phrasing and gleaming sustained high notes" (New York Times). Ms. Osborne was one of the youngest winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Simone Osborne recently debuted as Pamina in Robert Lepage’s new production of Die Zauberflöte at Festival d’opéra de Québec conducted by Thomas Rösner. Osborne was also seen as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Pacific Opera Victoria. As a graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s Studio . . .

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