2nd Anniversary


It has been two years since I first decided to start my blog and record the experiences and opportunities that I would face as a student here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. So here I am 230 posts later and to everyone that has joined me here, supported my endeavours, shared in my experiences and provided invaluable advice I just want to say thank you.

I just love this time of year as all the rehearsals are coming to fruition and the performance dates are just around the corner.
On the 17th April at 7:30 pm I will be taking part with my fellow students at the RCS in our chamber choir, conducted again this year by Frikki Walker at St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow.

Double Bill Opera Image
The following day I am very excited that my family and friends will be traveling to Glasgow to see me take part in the Scottish Opera Connect production of Jonathan Dove’s opera “The Walk From The Garden”. This will be my first lead role playing Eve alongside a fellow student from the RCS, Glen Cunningham who will be performing the role of Adam. The dates of the performances are 18th April 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm and 19th April at 3:30 pm. This opera is part of a double bill, the second production is “Dr Ferret’s Bad Medicine Roadshow” which was inspired by “The Cautionary Tales” by Hilaire Belloc.


As a member of Les Sirenes Female Chamber choir we have been working on Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for a performance with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 14th May at the City Halls Glasgow.

Sir John In Love – RCS Glasgow

Then as the end of the academic year draws to a close I will be performing as a member of the chorus in the RCS production of Vaughan Williams’s opera “Sir John In Love”. With shows on the 9th, 11th, 13th and 15th May starting at 7:15 pm.

125 thoughts on “2nd Anniversary

  1. Hello, 2 years, great. I’ve only share 17 months with you on this blog, but, thank you so much for all your share. Hope I could hear and see you soon in Glasgow . All the best for you !!!

  2. Oh my gosh… 2 years AND we are fellow Scorpios! Cheers to that. I am grateful that you are sharing your adventures and honored to bear witness to the progress of your remarkable life! Much love and many blessings.

  3. okay, still not convinced of opera….sue me, you sing good 0 yet not my way, good , i do give you that and you are rare are a very pretty one. you can charm me still. 🙂 and I am very happy you made your marks on the world. I will promise you I will look for what I want in lessors technical brilliance. promise. 🙂 hug. I mean I like lcetera chicago. not a soprano’s ease to be a tenor’s voice…. but if you’ll forgive e me a lack of the fullest tastes of of your craft. god, you sing! happy second…. laugh as that means i want some guy to sing to me and I’m not gay like that is some kind of sin. ;0)

    1. I’m going to have to work harder to convince you about Opera Starman 🌟 😀. One day I hope you’re going to want to come to see me perform these songs I’m getting you used to 😄.
      Best wishes

      1. come to see you, well that’s where you have it made in the shade. first you probably heard of the west highland way?/walk? color flip photography because sometimes it rains or its otherwise not as pretty scottland and did I mention you appear to be scottland./ you’ve little to no reason at all to worry when you say you musssst viissssssiiit sttaaarmaaan… that there is some chance I’d want to even before you say scotch is from scotland star man. lol you’ve a chance.

  4. We just had you singing The Song of the Moon and Schubert in our home stereo. Bravo! Bravo! My husband, Dr. Opera was yapping to me about Cecilia Bartoli when I told him he should listen to my bloggng friend Charlotte. He went to his office to listen and was there a long time so I knew he was liking what he was hearing. Eventually he put you on the house stereo system. Simply divine! We are both quite impressed with your voice and your talent. Promise when you become a famous diva, that you stay nice like Beverly Sills!

    1. Thank you for your super message Cindy. Cecilia Bartoli is fabulous I have her CDs downloaded. I’ve met enough lovely people here and my family who will always keep me grounded I’m confident about that ☺️.

  5. Congratulations, fellow blogger! I know just how difficult it is to keep a blog up—on top of being a music student. I always enjoy reading about your experiences and musical discoveries as you move along your career path. I only wish that I had the opportunity to hear you perform live, because I really enjoy what you have posted.

    1. Thank you Peter I appreciate your visits and supportive comments 😊. Learning new repertoire at the moment, very excited about it. If I’m ever in your neck of the woods I’ll give you a shout.
      Best wishes

    1. It was a new opera for me too Rod, I had to do my research, enjoying rehearsals, I get to dance too which is fabulous although I must admit it was easier when I was dancing at least ten hours a week my bodies creaking 😄.
      Best wishes

  6. Reading your posts on your fledgling career is like watching the birth of a star in a far off Galaxy. Fascinating in it’s development and with huge anticipation of it flourishing in something creative and beautiful. Look forward and never give up.

  7. Sounds like a very exciting line-up of performances for you, especially with the Scottish Symphony! I look forward to blog posts about your experiences. 🙂

    1. Thank you Joe, I have a lot of theory and history of music lessons and I want to improve my academic essay writing that’s my latest target. There’s so many different facets to this degree that sometimes it leaves me spinning as standards are so high at the RCS to achieve good grades.
      Best wishes

  8. Happy blogversary! It’s amazing how a blog can change your life.
    I’ve enjoyed your blog since I started reading it. I hope you’ll keep going for at least another two years. I’ve learned a lot about music from your blog.

  9. Very cool! Sometimes I feel like the late comer to the party (I think you had some insane amount of followers by the time I joined in) but the more the merrier and I have enjoyed chatting.

    You know, I always find the back story behind a blog to be interesting. Something triggers it. An experience, a journey, a passion or heart break. But when done right…the experience can be far rewarding than what we imagined.

    Good luck with the performances!

    1. Thanks Steve, when I started writing it was to help me improve my writing and to reflect and keep a diary of my time at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, I can honestly say I never expected to meet so many amazing people with which to share this amazing experience. I’m very humbled by the number of people that follow and contribute to my education through their advice, encouragement and support and you’ll always be welcome here.
      Best wishes

  10. Congrats on your 2nd Blogaversary! You’ve an amazing blog here, great achievement for 2 years young. Keep up the good work and all the best in your music career!

  11. Congratulations charlotte you have come a long way to get where you are i know you have got a fantastic family behind you and i hear they are coming to glasgow to see you nan is so proud of you xxx

    1. Thanks Barbara, yes it’ll be the week after Nan’s 50th wedding anniversary too so that’s be exciting to celebrate. Hope you’re keeping well 😊.
      Best wishes

  12. Congratulations, Charlotte! I don’t know how you’ve managed 230 posts–its as much as I can do to write a dozen for mine in two years–if that many! And all the best for your upcoming performances–I remember how euphoric I was over my first lead as Princess Ida, and I’m sure playing Eve feels the same way for you.

    Best regards,


  13. Congratulations Charlotte, Loved all of your blogs, and feeling all of your experiences with you..
    April cannot come soon enough, so excited to see you in the opera.😘😘

  14. Congratsulations! I’m so happy because through this beautiful blog I “discovered” a great person. Keep …blogging Charlotte! 🙂

  15. Charlotte,

    It has been a pleasure watching and listening to this two-year journey. Thanks for sharing your gifts with the world. I think we are all looking forward to the next two years.


  16. Congratulations, Charlotte. You have had a wonderful two years, your projects have been a success and the future looks bright. It has been a pleasure visiting you here.

  17. Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading about your experiences and listening to your lovely voice. You are extremely busy right now – I hope all your performances go very well. Good Luck!

  18. Congratulations Charlotte on your Blog, and the second year of it. I Blog also, and enjoy reading your Blog as well. May the Lord bless you richly, and will be praying for the success of the Walk Through The Garden. May the Lord bless you richly.

      1. Howdy Hi. Not recovered yet. Didn’t have enough funds to see the doctor a couple days ago. But found out that the venom from the bark scorpion can be deadly so..no wonder I’ve felt lousy..

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