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“The tenor John Osborn brought gladitorial zest…”

New York Times

“Osborn is among the very few modern tenors equal to the cruelly high-lying, virtuosic role of Arnoldo. He tore into the part fearlessly, his full, plangent voice inhabiting the freakish tessitura with trumpet-like thrust and keen dramatic understanding. His singing of the hero's big Act 4 aria, in which Arnoldo vows to free the imprisoned Tell and defeat the enemy, sent the house into a frenzy of applause.”

Chicago Tribune

“The Iowa-born Osborn took Europe by storm in William Tell (Amsterdam, Turin), Norma (Salzburg) and other roles requiring bel canto flexibility and dramatic oomph."


“His voice was absolutely golden, always shining, and never showing the slightest blemish, even on his glorious, ringing top notes. He brought down the house in Act IV with, ‘O muto asil del pianto,’ bringing gripping passion to an aria that flows through every corner of his range. On the high C in the cadenza he executed an absolutely astonishing hairpin.”

New York Classical Review

“Mr. Osborn’s performance was impassioned and full of vocal warmth and beauty of line. He received well-deserved roars of approval at the curtain call.”

Huffington Post
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