Simone opens 2015-2016 at Vancouver Opera!

Bringing one of her favourite roles, Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, Simone is excited to return to Vancouver following her critically acclaimed performances in Die Zauberflöte and Roméo et Juliette in recent seasons.

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Joan of Arc a Triumph!

Simone's New York Philharmonic debut is described as - "standout among the soloists..." - NY Times "greatly assisted by the fine singing of Simone Osborne..." - The Guardian

"Simone Osborne stood out as Ste. Marguerite, her clear, chirping voice sounding angelic, indeed." - NY Classical Review

Simone a finalist in the 34th Belvedere International Competition for singers!

Out of over 1300 singers, Simone competes as one of 15 finalists in Amsterdam

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Simone's first Lucia di Lammermoor a "tour-de-force"

"Vocally, she reminds me of the late Renata Tebaldi: there is the same descent into a strong, dark lower range, and the ability to ascend seamlessly into the highest range, and a similar intelligence in the vocal acting."

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A joy to hear.

–LA Times

Celebrated for her resplendent vocal timbre, exceptional musicality and unparalleled dramatic instincts, Canadian soprano Simone Osborne is establishing herself as one of the most exciting emerging artists in the opera world. Simone was one of the youngest Grand Prize winners in the history of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and has gone on to debut on opera and concert stages across the globe. A proud graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, Simone has made over a dozen role debuts with the company in recent years. Read more

The Buzz

A selection of songs by Verdi and Rossini made the most of Simone Osborne’s keen dramatic instinct. Her soprano has a creamy, sweet top register and an arrestingly dark lower range.

–New York Times

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.