"a sweet and clear sound, sensitive phrasing and gleaming sustained high notes" (New York Times)

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"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

"She is simply astonishing."

"She sails through the notes with the joy of a bird at sunrise."

"She shines an enormous light every second she is onstage."

"...the young soprano let loose with the vocal pyrotechnics, reaching the heights out of real emotion, and finding rich shades in the lower register."

"...appealingly girlish timbre, easy coloratura, and ringing high E flat."

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FLARE Magazine names Simone one of the country's 60 under 30!

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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


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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.