John Osborn’s A Tribute to Gilbert Duprez has been named a MusicWeb International Recording of the Year!
“This quite outstanding new Delos recording sets the pulse racing and should win French Grand Opera and tenor John Osborn many new admirers. Renowned Parisian tenor Gilbert-Louis Duprez (1806-1896) had ‘pop star’ status in his day and is best remembered for heroically producing celebrated high C’s from the chest voice. Osborn’s album contains nine arias that are taken from seven operas written by renowned composers Verdi, Donizetti, Berlioz and Rossini. All the arias are from roles that Duprez created except for one that he gave its Italian première.”