BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Simone Osborne

May 1, 2009, 12pm

National Gallery of Canada – Rideau Chapel

380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

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Simone Osborne, soprano
Andrea Grant, piano

Simone Osborne sounds and looks as if she was born to be a diva. The 22-year old made a stunning debut last year when she was the youngest recipient of a Grand Winner award at the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious National Council Auditions held in New York City. New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini lauded her “sweet and clear sound, sensitive phrasing and gleaming sustained high notes.”

A few months later, she was a co-winner at the internationally recognized Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition in Santa Barbara. Simone is set to become the next great buzz of the international opera world with invitations to sing pouring in from across the globe.

Pianist Andrea Grant will accompany Simone in a recital program that includes Richard Strauss’s Brentano Lieder, a selection of French songs by Liszt, and the world premiere of a new work by young B.C. composer Iman Habibi.

This concert is being recorded by CBC Radio 2 103.3 FM

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