Happy New Year For 2020

December 31, 2019 — 74 Comments

I’m back in London now after A truly magical Christmas at home with my family and loved ones. I took some time off from technology and I enjoyed playing board games with my brothers whilst the fire was crackling. I’ve been reading a great book, “Eve of Man”, which my friend Elspeth lent to me. Of course, I ate far too much food and I’m ready to get back into the dance studio to shimmy off a few pounds. But mostly it reminded me of how much I have to be grateful for and how lucky I am.

Firstly I’d like to say thank you for supporting me on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram this year. My blog allows me to record my crazy life and remind myself weekly of the many joys of being an Opera Singer. Thank you for letting me share them with you. My blog friends, you’ve given me so much support which has allowed me to continue and has given me the energy for the new and exciting year which is just on the horizon.

Please let me know if there’s anything that you’d like me to expand on in the coming New Year. I’m keen to hear your thoughts and always love your questions.

I’m a very tough self-critic and moving from one project to the next I haven’t had the time to fully appreciate and savour all the exciting things that I’ve done this year. So I want to take this time as one year ends and a new one begins to look back and cherish all of my memories, give thanks for my good health which has enabled me to complete all these wonderful shows, and thank all my friends and family who helped me learn the countless words and melodies! 

Operas 2019
The Christmas Elf ( Pfitzner )
Romeo & Juliet ( Gounod )
The Fire Of Olympus ( Benjamin )
Mansfield Park ( Dove )
Much Ado About Nothing (Stanford)
Puffy McPuffer And The Crabbit Canals
A Little Bit Of The Magic Flute ( Arr. D Clarke )
A Little Bit Of Iolanthe ( Arr. D Clarke )

Competitions
Veronica Dunne Int Singing Competition.
Seoul International Music Competition.

Seoul Was A Wonderful Place To Visit

Things I am proud of in 2019
I sang alongside Rolando Villazón at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod Classical Gala.

I drove in London for the first time, which gave me the confidence to use my own car when I took on touring work in Manchester and Leeds.

I moved out of my room in a shared house and moved into my flat, and I am so happy to now have a permanent home in London.

74 responses to Happy New Year For 2020

  1. 

    And Happy New Year to you, Scorpio Buddy. We are lucky too, to share your life, your brightness and your unquenchable joy at what you are so lucky to be doing. May the year to come be filled with the professional achievements you deserve, the personal achievements you dream of, and and as much happiness and joy as you could stuff a Boeing 747 with!

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      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      Dearest Martin, thank you for your sweet message that filled me with happiness. You always have a beautiful way with words. I wish you a smashing year ahead and I hope that you reach your goals with enough time to rest and enjoy this new Year! P.s. I am enjoying listening to “The Original Honky Tonk Night Train Blues” by Pete Atkins whilst writing this.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

      • 

        Well, that’s not one i’d have put high on my recommendations (it’s one of the very few tracks where Atkin wrote the lyrics as well) but I’m pleased to find you getting into him so enthusiastically.

  2. 
    Willian Cordeiro December 31, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I thank you for making life more beautiful with your art.
    Happy New Year!
    My best wishes!

  3. 

    Read A Midsummer night’s dream last night. Had seen it performed several times. Thoroughly enjoyed every line reading it.

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      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      What a beautiful play to read on the last day of 2019! It is such a magical story and never fails to hold my attention and release a few giggles. You have inspired me to hunt down a copy. What play do you hope to read next?

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

      • 

        Will read it again. There’s a bit of study I want to do.

      • 

        I have a very old collection of Shakespeare. Have been picking through the Merry Wives of Windsor for a few months… mainly in relation to the references to Herne the hunter and some of my own writing I have been working on.
        I think I really need to get back in step with the rest of the world and maybe read some Brecht again… or Beckett.
        How about Chekhov..? His character Fears in the Cherry Tree always inspired me to sing Wish you were here by Pink Floyd, with a little mirth.

      • 
        Charlotte Hoather January 13, 2020 at 4:33 pm

        I studied Brecht for my A level drama and wrote and produced my own play to perform based on Brecht style and rules, I watched his Three Penny Opera. I’ve never read any Chekhov I must advance my reading but at the moment I don’t have a minute spare thanks for the tip though.

        All my best wishes
        Charlotte

  4. 

    Happy New Year, Charlotte.

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Happy New Year Jovina, I look forward to trying out some of your scrumptious recipes in this new Year! I want to learn how to cook more fish and your Baked Halibut has made my list.

      Best Wishes
      Charlotte

  5. 

    Happy New Year, dear Charlotte! Happy New decade! My congratulations with so many changes that have taken place in your life. And I hope that 2020 will be a new point of your cultural growth.

    Be as you are & follow your path! You will make it!
    Cin-cin!

    Maria 🙂

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you Maria, and Happy New Year to you too! You are right … a new decade! What an exciting time it is just now. I hope that the next ten bring you exciting adventures and stories to tell. I particularly enjoyed learning about the Snow Queen and its links with the new Year on your blog.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

      • 

        Thanks, my dear! And on my behalf, I wish you more cultural & music discoveries. It is such a joy to sing in various languages! If you need more information regarding the Soviet culture, just drop me an email. I’m very happy to learn that you enjoy the cultural content of this month. 🙂 🙂 🙂
        Cin-cin! Maria

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      This Giph explodes with Joy and Sparkle! Thank you for sharing it with me Cindy. Happy New Year to you and your family.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  6. 

    Happy New Year for 2020 Charlotte, love and best wishes always 😘😘🥰

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Happy New Year Gill, I can’t wait to share new memories with you this coming year! Excitement waits ahead for you my dear friend.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  7. 

    Happy New Year! 🙂

  8. 

    Happy New Year Charlotte and everyone!

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Happy New Year Andrea! May this exciting year and new decade bring you joy, good health and new adventures.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  9. 

    Dear Charlotte,
    Happy New Year to you and I pray the Lord will bless you real good in 2020.

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      A basket full of smiles, joy and warm wishes sent to you from a thousand miles away my dear friend! Happy New Year!

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  10. 

    Happy new year Charlotte, I wish you well in 2020 xx

  11. 

    Happy New Year to you, Charlotte. May it bring another year of advancement like 2019.

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Happy New year Don! Thank you for your kind wishes – I hope for more musical adventures but I am excited to see what this new year holds.

      Best Wishes
      Charlotte

  12. 

    Happy New year 👯‍♂️☺️🐻

  13. 

    Happy New Year, Charlotte. You have much to be proud of this yeat. Let’s hope the next is even better.

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Happy New Year John! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me over this year and many previous. You truly deserve happiness and I am wishing it to you over the ocean.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  14. 

    Happy New Year, Lady Charlotte. Happy New Year, England!

  15. 

    A most Happy New Year to you, dear Charlotte. Wishing you the most exciting adventures for this new decade. I know you have the energy to soar! <3

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Dearest Annette, thank you for your sweet wishes! I couldn’t ask for a better friend, thank you for always sharing your joy and kindness with me. Have a promising and fulfilling new Year!

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  16. 

    Happy New Year, Charlotte! A great little photo review of your year. I hope 2020 is just as busy (in a good way) and that it is even better than 2019.

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you so much for your warm wishes Trent! I am excited for what opportunities can be in store. It is always a pleasure to keep in touch with you, thank you for being generous with your kindness and thoughtfulness. May this new year return this with new joyful experiences to you.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  17. 

    Happy New Year, Charlotte. You look adorable in your scarf, purple sweater, with your wide smile, and sparkling eyes. That was a nice short new year’s message. I love your accent. Here’s to a fantastic 2020.

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      Happy New Year Timothy! I am so relieved you enjoyed the video. I am bit nervous about doing little Vlog’s but your comment has given me a little spark of confidence to try more in this new year. May 2020 bring you joy, good health and time spend with loved ones.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  18. 

    Wishing you a successful, happy new year, Charlotte! Looking forward to hearing more of you!

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Happy New year Lavinia! I hope the new year sparkles for you too and bring great weather to shine over you and your beautiful farm.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  19. 
    Amrit Pal Singh January 1, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Good morning and wish you happy new year

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Happy New Year Amrit! May this year bring you happiness and new possibilities!

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  20. 

    May your new year be filled with joy and musical fulfillment

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Happy New Year Michael. As the old year is coming to an end, I would like to thank you for your kindness. The new year brings new adventures and lesson to learn … may it bring you happiness and your loved ones.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  21. 

    Happy New Year!

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      I wish you get all the success and happiness that you truly deserve in this new year! As the year changes and opportunities lie on the horizon … I want to take the time to thank you for your constant friendship and support. May 2020 be wonderful for you and your loved ones.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  22. 

    What a wonderful life you’ve created for yourself, Charlotte. May the coming year bring even more success and happiness into your world.

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 2, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Happy New Year Isabella! Thank you for your kind words and wishes. I hope to emulate your love and warmth in this new year.

      Best Wishes,
      Charlotte

  23. 

    How sweet of you to make a video message for us ! I hope the next decade is even filled with more happiness for you!!

  24. 

    Happy New Year Charlotte.
    Hope 2020 brings you more opportunities and lots of happiness xx

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 13, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      Happy New Year Les, sorry for the late reply. Thank you for your friendship and support throughout 2019 I value the time you take to read my blog and comment.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  25. 

    Charlotte, you have grown by leaps and bounds. What an amazing year you’ve had and I’m sure 20202 will be even better. Happy New Year!

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 13, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you, Noelle, I hope you had a super Christmas and New Year. I didn’t have a minute spare to really enjoy 2020 as I was going along, looking back now though it’s been a wonderful enriching, learning year which didn’t give me much time to sort out auditions for this year but it has given me a wonderful breather to learn lots of new material, plan to record another cd and other projects to keep me busy.

      I wish you a happy, fulfilling 2020 too. With my best wishes
      Charlotte

  26. 

    A wonderful year! Here’s to the next!

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 13, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you Jeff, Happy New Year to you also and good luck with all your scripts and competitions, don’t ever give up, competitions are good for helping to keep to deadlines and to obtain feedback but they can take a chunk out of your confidence too.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  27. 

    Dear Charlotte, thanks to You for all the time you take to your nice and interesting share on social média. Congratulation for all you have done in 2019. Wish you all the best for 2020. As I always say : “You’re fabulous mis Rainbow Voice !!!!!” Best thoughts for you !

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 13, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you, my dear friend, Pascal, I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year 2020. Good luck with all your artistic adventures in 2020 I hope that it is a super year for you.

      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  28. 

    Wishing you a most delightfully happy new year! Enjoy the journey…

  29. 

    Welcome back to London. And all the best for 2020 and beyond

  30. 

    Charlotte, what a year 2019, you have done a lot!!!! May 2020 bring you happiness, family, joy of singing!! Darlene

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 13, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you, my lovely friend, Darlene, I hope that you also had a fabulous year last year and that you have much to look forward to this year.

      All my very best wishes
      Charlotte

  31. 

    Thanks for the recap…beautiful photos!

    Best wishes for 2020.

    Dan

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather January 13, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Happy New Year Daniel, I hope that you have a super 2020 with lots of projects and much happiness.

      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

  32. 

    What a busy year you had! I wish you all the best for 2020, Charlotte.

  33. 

    Wow! I’m imaging next year.
    You are a rising star.

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