Osborn, John

John Osborn (born May 16, 1972) is an American operatic tenor.

He was born in Sioux City, Iowa,[1] 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.[2] He made his Met debut in Salome in 1996, and has subsequently sung the roles of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Goffredo in "Armida", Rodrigo di Dhu in "La donna del lago", and Arnold Melchtal in "Guillaume Tell" with the company.[3]

In 2011, he made his Proms debut as Arnold in Rossini's opera William Tell, with Antonio Pappano conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Audio recordings include L'amour consacré and La coppia degli acuti with wife and soprano, Lynette Tapia;[4] Guillaume Tell (the complete French version) with Antonio Pappano and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; and Norma on Decca label with Cecilia Bartoli, Sumi Jo, and Michele Pertusi.

Video recordings include the operas Clari by Fromental Halévy (DVD: Decca); Armida by Gioachino Rossini (The Met Live in HD: Decca); and I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini (DVD: Opus Arte), Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz staged by Terry Gilliam (TV), and also Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach staged by Laurent Pelly (Opéra de Lyon Japan Tour's televised by NHK).