John Osborn is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Counsel Auditions, Opera Index Awards, First Place in the Operalia Placido Domingo Competition, and is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Young Artists Development Program. Mr. Osborn is a recent winner of the Aureliano Pertile Award in Asti, and recipient of a Goffredo Petrassi Award.
Prestigious batons include Antonio Pappano, Richard Bonynge, Marc Minkowski, Roberto Abbado, and Zubin Mehta. He has frequented in many important opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opéra National de Paris, San Francisco Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, La Monnaie in Brussels, San Carlo in Naples, Salzburger Festspiele, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Royal Opera House in London, and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
His wide repertoire includes Guillaume Tell, La Donna del Lago, Otello and Armida by Rossini; Norma, I Puritani and La Sonnambula by Bellini; Les Vêpres siciliennes, Rigoletto, La Traviata, and Falstaff by Verdi; Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore, Don Pasquale, Roberto Devereux, and Lucia di Lammermoor; Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Die Zauberflöte, Così Fan Tutte, and Don Giovanni; other French operas including Les pêcheurs de perle, La Juive, Les Huguenots, Offenbach's Hoffmann, and Massenet’s Manon; concert performances of Händel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Bruckner's Te Deum.