The Canadian soprano Simone Osborne made her debut in Germany last season as Vreli (role debut) in Delius’ A Village Romeo and Juliet at Oper Frankfurt, where she can be heard this season as Serpina and Norina in new productions of Pergolesi's La serva padrona and Don Pasquale. Plans include Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, where she started as a member of their Studio, during which time roles included Ilia (Idomeneo), Frasquita (Carmen), Anna Kennedy (Maria Stuarda) and Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia). She has since return to the company many times for roles such as Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Micäela (Carmen), Nannetta (Falstaff), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Musetta (La Bohéme), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Gilda (Rigoletto), a role she also sang at Opera Hamilton. She recently made her debut at the Festival d’Opéra de Québec, as Pamina. She sang her first Lucia di Lammermoor at Edmonton Opera. She is also much sought-after for concert and oratorio work, appearing in venues like the Carnegie Hall with orchestras including the Berkeley Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de Paris, the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera’s Rising Stars series. Simone Osborne is one of the youngest winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and won prizes at many competitions including the Marilyn Horne Song Competition, the American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition and received the George London Foundation Award.