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John Osborn

John Osborn


An American tenor, John Osborn was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He studied in Iowa, then he moved to New York City in the fall of 1994 as an invited member of the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Development Program. He was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 1994. He was a senior at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and only 21 years old at the time. This immediately gave him international attention. He studied voice with the late Anne Larson while at Simpson, and continued his studies in New York with Edward Zambara, a bass, who happened to be teaching voice at The Juilliard School. He coached many songs, arias and roles under distinguished Met coaches such as Nico Castel, Susan Webb, Robert Cowart, Denis Giocque, and Donna Racik. He also appeared in master classes with important artists: Hermann Prey, Régine Crespin, Carlo Bergonzi, Eduardo Müller, Barbara Bonnie, Sherill Milnes, Ileana Cortrubas, and Regina Resnik, to name a few. He was also First Prize Winner of the 1996 Operalia Voice Competition of Plácido Domingo in Bordeaux, France.

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