Osborn & Tapia
Sunday 28 Mai 2017 | 7:30PM
Opéra des Nations

John Osborn & Lynette Tapia

Tenor & Soprano

Beatrice Benzi


John Osborn needs no further introduction to Geneva following his triumph in the role of Arnold in William Tell to open last year’s season. He started his career performing Tamino, and has gone on to become one of the best bel canto singers of his time. Today, he sings parts before which others capitulated long ago, such as Othello by Rossini. His repertoire and style resemble the work of Nicolai Gedda, whom he admires for his mezza-voce. He loves singing in Italian and French and dreams of adding Rodolfo to his repertory. John Osborn’s wife listens to him with a particularly tuned ear. She is none other than Lynette Tapia, soprano-coloratura, also a winner of the Operalia competition, with whom he will be performing The Prophet. Replacing the singing teacher, she too will ensure that vocal quality takes centre stage. Together, they invite us to an original and attractive programme in which solos alternate with duets. The soprano and the tenor as one on stage as they are in life.


Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925)

Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)

Fernando Obradors (1897-1945)

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Henri Duparc (1848-1933)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Leo Delibes (1836-1891)

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May 2017
Sunday 28 |  7:30 pm