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John Osborn (Tenor)

Born: 16th May 1972, Sioux City, Iowa

Nationality: American

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John Osborn is an American operatic tenor. He is particularly associated with the bel canto repertoire, especially the works of Rossini, and roles in French Grand Opera.

He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and studied music at Simpson College. He made his professional debut in The Saint of Bleecker Street at the Des Moines Metro Opera in 1993.

Osborn was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 1994 at the age of 21.

Further Reading: John Osborn

 Recording of the Week, Cecilia Bartoli sings Bellini’s Norma

Giovanni Antonini recreates Bellini’s masterpiece as it would have been heard at its 1831 premiere, with period instruments, a light soprano Adalgisa, and a high mezzo in the formidable title-role – Bartoli, radiating neurotic intensity and raw pathos as the infanticidal Druid priestess.

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