Soprano Simone Osborne, a member of the COC Ensemble Studio, appears with the COC this season as Pamina in The Magic Flute, Strolling Player in Death in Venice, Chorus Solo Soprano in The Nightingale and Other Short Fables at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos. Previous COC credits include performances in Maria Stuarda, Carmen and the Ensemble performance of Idomeneo. She has appeared with the symphony orchestras of Vancouver, West Coast, Edmonton, and Prince George, as well as North Bohemian Opera and Vancouver Opera. Ms Osborne has presented solo recitals for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Hong Kong International Arts Festival and the Marilyn Horne Foundation in New York. She is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition and a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation and Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation grants. With the COC next season, she will make her role debuts as Gilda in Rigoletto and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi as well as making debuts with Vancouver Opera as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Toronto Symphony in Mozart’s Requiem and in recital across Atlantic Canada with Debut Atlantic.