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
|2012||Princess Ida||Lady Psyche|
|2010||Trial by Jury||Counsel for the Plaintiff|
|2010||The Sorcerer||Lady Sangazure|
|2009||The Yeomen of the Guard||Chorus|
|2006||The Pirates of Penzance||Ruth|
|2002||The Yeomen of the Guard||Elsie|
|2000||La Vie Parisienne||Baroness Gondremark|
|1997||The Pirates of Penzance||Edith|
|1996||The Merry Widow||Chorus|
|1994||Die Fledermaus||Prince Orlofsky|
|1993||The Yeomen of the Guard||Chorus|
|1992||Princess Ida||Lady Psyche|