Simone Osborne & Carrie-Ann Matheson

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Monday, April 12, 2010


Canadian soprano Simone Osborne has been hailed as a "joy to hear" by the Los Angeles Times. Performing in recitals, operas, and competitions, Osborne has "a sweet and clear sound, sensitive phrasing and gleaming sustained high notes," according to the New York Times. Hear her perform challenging works from Liszt and Strauss accompanied by accomplished pianist of the Met Opera Carrie-Ann Matheson.

Click on the Transcript link above to see the texts and translations of the pieces.


Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

S'il est un charmant gazon
Enfant, si j'étais roi
Comment, disaient ils
Oh! Quand je dors

Richard Strauss (1864–1949)

Allerseelen, Op. 10, No. 8
Amor, Op. 68, No. 5
Cäcilie, Op. 27, No. 2

Iman Habibi (1985)

Silent Awakening

Lily and Monarch
The Bloom of Youth

Michael Flanders (1922–1975)
and Donald Swann (1923–1994)

A Word on my Ear


The Girl in 14G


Carrie-Ann Matheson and Simone Osborne
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Comments [1]

Carmel Gomes from Mariposa, CA

It is just wonderful being able to hear this recital again. I was in the audience the first time around. Ms. Osborne is delightful and what a beautiful voice! I met her last summer in Santa Barbara when she was singing Mignon. Fabulous!!

Apr. 12 2010 11:49 PM

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