An Evening Of Song

It is good to be back home for a few weeks whilst I prepare for Opera Britain’s production of ‘Don Giovanni’ in Bowdon, Cheshire. Especially as its Father’s Day and I got to spend some time today in the middle of a very busy schedule with my parents. There will be two performances of the opera as it is double cast, I will be performing the role of Zerlina on Saturday the 25th June in Bowdon alongside Matthew Mannion as Masetto and Niamh St John and Jakob Mahase will perform the same roles in Withington, Manchester on Sunday the 26th June.

The Cast Of Don Giovanni
Jakob Mahase, Matthew Mannion, Me and Niamh St John

The rehearsals are well underway and it has been great to meet up with old friends and make some new ones. Many of the cast are from DIT ( the Dublin Conservatoire ) and rehearsing with them is great fun .

It is wonderful to see the staging coming together under the watchful eye of Conleth Stanley and get a fabulous sense of the musicality of the production carefully conducted by Tom Newall.

As usual a big thank you to Jayne who is busy organising everything for us all.

Last night along with many other willing performers we took part in a Gala Evening of song to help raise money for the Company so that they can continue with the amazing work they do.

The Performers From The Opera Gala 18th June 2016

If any of you are in the area and can come along to support us we would love to see you there 🙂

Don Giovanni

If you want to check out the story of Don Giovanni you can get a flavour of it HERE

I’ve been friends with Karen Gadient on our blogs for several years now and it was wonderful to meet up with Karen and her husband David during their touring holiday of Scotland  whilst they were in Glasgow.  She is just as lovely in real life as she is on her fabulous art blog check it out HERE.

David and Karen Gadient with Me In The Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow

40 thoughts on “An Evening Of Song

    1. Thanks for reading John, it’s so difficult when I get busy to keep in touch with everyone, I’m always glad when people realise that and keep an eye on me.
      Best wishes

      1. As strange as it sounds, you are like a member of the family and there is a whole community who cares about your comings and goings. 🙂

  1. Happy Father’s day to you Dad! By the way, LOVELY dress. Wish that I was close by to see you in Don Giovanni. Will watch your progress instead from here.
    Happy Sunday, Charlotte

    1. It’s great to be home and not have to think about what to cook, laundry etc. Best parents and brilliant being able to see Dad on Father’s Day and my Grandad on Saturday 😊.
      Have a super week.
      Best wishes

    1. I was telling my Mum I was concerned I hadn’t had time to fit in my usual exercise and dance classes – I got the look 🙄. Thanks for your best wishes Annette.
      All my best

  2. Happy to hear that you had some time off of your busy performing schedule to spend time with your dad. Happy Father’s Day to your dad! 😘

  3. Was wonderful meeting you and George! Wish we could see you in Don Giovanni–break a leg. 😀 Someday, we’ll see you perform in person. And have tea again!

      1. You’re always welcome. 🙂 And we’d meet you no matter where your plane lands here. Again, wonderful to share tea with you! <3

  4. I am glad the Gala evening went well – I love your dress! Best of luck with the rehearsals and the performance next Saturday. Best wishes, Clare x

    1. It was my prom dress, so it’s nice to get to wear it again. I was told I was like a little ray of sunshine on Saturday so that made my evening.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte 🙋🏼

  5. Beautiful Charlotte, as the Lord has really blessed your performance. May the Lord continue to shine upon you for the great work that you are doing to His glory.

  6. I would have imagined a good break would have been in order after Glasgow but it looks as if it’s not going to happen. Still a short break now and then is really enough when you are going what you love. Don Giovanni awaits.

  7. I adore that floral dress – as well as the red one the other gal is wearing. Glad you got to spend time with your family on father’s day!

    1. I like wearing long dresses, and I love to see all the fashions. It was great being with Dad on Fathers Day we had a lovely time. I hope summer is going well.
      Best wishes

  8. Your did honour your dad,dear Charlotte!Even a short visit meant a lot to him.You are going to perform just a couple of days after the referendum.Best of luck to you and to the UK 🙂

  9. This looks wonderful, Charlotte and I will be sure to check out that art blog. It is great when we have a chance to meet blog friends. I was able to do that at Christmas with one of my mutual bloggers and we all had a great time. You look gorgeous in that dress, as usual. Break a leg!

  10. Wonderful experiences. I’m happy you could find time to spend with your parents. Ironic as Don Giovnni involves a parent-child relationship, or at least that is what the play Amadeus would have us believe.

  11. It’s always great to see what you’re up to. You’re tremendously talented, and you take deep joy in art in particular and life in general. We can all benefit from your example.

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