Carol Osborne


Carol Osborne joined the Society in 1990, when her first production was The Sorcerer. She sang Lady Psyche in Princess Ida in 1992, the first of many principal roles, which have included Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Edith and Ruth in Pirates, Patience, and Tessa in The Gondoliers.

Other roles have included Baroness Gondremark in La Vie Parisienne, Elsie in Yeomen, Iolanthe, Pitti-Sing in Mikado, Mad Margaret in Ruddigore, Tessa in the 2007 production of The Gondoliers, Lady Sangazure in the 2010 production of The Sorcerer and Iolanthe last year. Carol also performed with the Society in HMS Pinafore (1991), Yeomen (1993) and Sorcerer (2001) and was a member of the Society’s Concert Party during the 1990s. The Concert Party gave the society soloists the opportunity to expand their repertoire and gain experience through concert engagements across Fife.

Carol also has substantial experience of musical theatre and solo performances elsewhere. Her favourite stage roles have included Nancy in Oliver and Lady Thiang in The King and I. Recently, she has appeared with Cupar Amateur Musical Society as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Nettie Fowler in Carousel, Ruth in Broadway Pirates and gave a stunning performance as Valencienne in Merry Widow, where she danced and sang the can-can!

Carol includes traditional Scottish pieces in her repertoire when she performs with Limelight, a small group of concert singers based in Dunfermline. As an accomplished pianist, Carol enjoys helping other singers to improve their vocal skills and performance, thereby giving them the confidence to attempt solo work and step on stage in principal parts.

Appearances with Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society

2015The GondoliersFiametta
2013PatienceLady Ella
2012Princess IdaLady Psyche
2010Trial by JuryCounsel for the Plaintiff
2010The SorcererLady Sangazure
2009The Yeomen of the GuardChorus
2007The GondoliersTessa
2006The Pirates of PenzanceRuth
2005RuddigoreMad Margaret
2004The MikadoPitti-Sing
2002The Yeomen of the GuardElsie
2001The SorcererChorus
2000La Vie ParisienneBaroness Gondremark
1999The GondoliersTessa
1997The Pirates of PenzanceEdith
1996The Merry WidowChorus
1994Die FledermausPrince Orlofsky
1993The Yeomen of the GuardChorus
1992Princess IdaLady Psyche
1991HMS PinaforeChorus
1990The SorcererChorus

Next appearance

We hope to announce a summer concert shortly, but your next chance to see the Society on stage at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline will be on 20–22 February 2025.

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