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Charlotte’s journey in performance started with dance, pre-primary aged 3, one lesson each week with the British Ballet Organisation in both ballet and tap. She was a bit of a drama queen so aged six her parents enrolled her in a Saturday morning Stagecoach theatre school where she acted, danced and sang in groups of three stages over ten years with many musical theatre chorus and principal roles during that time. At about the age of ten she started 30 minute piano lessons at school, it was the first time she read music; she also started IDTA Ballroom and Latin dancing together with all her family. She met singing teacher Jayne Wilson GRNCM at Knutsford High School who introduced her to classical music and opera.  At 16, she commenced specialised musical training at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music passing her ABRSM Grade 8 voice with distinction and Grade 5 piano, also passing Grade 5 Music Theory with distinction. A level success followed in Mathematics; Contemporary  Dance; Drama; Music and Music Theatre.

Charlotte studied a four year BMus Music Performance degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), graduating in 2016 with Honours of the First Class. During this time she sang in numerous prestigious venues with the RCS chamber choir and Les Sirenes female chamber choir for three years for a full list of works please request Charlotte’s current cv by e-mail. She took part in several fully staged operas: La Rondine; Simon Boccanegra; Sir John in Love (Dance Captain); and Dido and Aeneas (First Witch) and several opera scenes.  Charlotte represented the RCS in the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary competition in Blackburn and was awarded the audience prize having won a coveted place in the final; she went on to win 3rd prize in the Hugh S Roberton Scot Song Competition 2013. In May 2014 she was Highly Commended in the Jean Highgate scholarship competition.

Charlotte formed a lieder partnership with concert pianist George Todica. George accompanied Charlotte in the 2015 Llangollen International Eisteddfod where she was awarded a 3rd place in the ‘Voice of the Future’ category at the age of 20. They won a prestigious invitation to the 2015 International Workshop on the songs of Edvard Grieg in Norway culminating in a final performance of songs from Haugtussa, and they performed songs from this cycle at the Leeds Lieder Masterclass Fringe Concert in 2016.

Other soprano opera roles have included: Eve in Jonathan Dove’s ‘The Walk from the Garden’.  Jane in scenes from ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’ at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Jessie Junior in ‘The Little White Town of Never Weary’ Scottish Tour 2016: also learning the role of Serpina in ‘La Serva Padrona’ for Scottish Opera Connect and Education.  Zerlina in ‘Don Giovanni’; La Zia and cover for Kate Pinkerton in ‘Madama Butterfly’ for Opera Britain. Novice in ‘Suor Angelica’, 2nd Knabe ‘Die ZauberflΓΆte’, and Gretel in ‘Hansel and Gretel’ with the MAI Opera Company in Italy 2015.  Most recently, August 2016, performing  Frasquita in ‘Carmen’ with the Berlin Opera Academy, Germany.

In September 2016, Charlotte commences a Masters program at the Royal College of Music, London for two years. She is looking forward to the next stage in her musical adventure.

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163 responses to About

  1. 

    A most impressive biography.

  2. 

    Just out of interest, Charlotte, do you speak a foreign language? Would that help with your singing? Just curious. G in G

  3. 

    Hello there πŸ˜€ !

    Thank you so much for following my blog. And may I say, I love classical music and opera. You have an incredibly lovely voice ❀ . Please continue to share it with the rest of the world.

    All the best!

    Kaleiyah-P

  4. 

    Your follow of my blog led me to yours. Thank you. You have a new follower. Your resume’ is impressive and then some! Your voice is utterly amazing πŸ™‚

  5. 

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoy all kinds of music, and I look forward to seeing more of your blog.

  6. 

    Thank you for the follow! I’m looking forward to learning more about the opera through your blog! πŸ™‚

  7. 

    Hi Charlotte!

    Hope you’re well! I wanted to first of all thank you for being a subscriber to my blog!

    I’m reaching out to you to let you know about some changes to my blog site. A couple of months ago, I moved to a self hosted site. While the link remains the same and I could move all my subscribers over without a hitch, I just found out that my WordPress followers like yourself would have to visit my new site and resubscribe to it if you wanted to keep receiving email notifications every time I posted (which I’m hoping you do!).

    I just wanted to bring this to your attention. I’m reaching to all my lovely fellow WordPress followers because I’ve loved the interaction I’ve had with all of them even if it was just a plain old ‘like’!

    Have a great day!

    Best,

    Sujatha

  8. 

    Thank you for following Wolfish Written. Its lovely to see someone so enthused with their art.

  9. 

    Hello Charlotte. Greetings from Belize! I am actually from Glasgow originally (and Glasgow Uni) so it is lovely to see all pictures of the city. Thank-you for following our blog. I certainly be visiting your blog again! Cheers!

  10. 

    Thanks for following my blog. I have always enjoyed music and singing, though I do not have any special training. Best of luck in your career!

  11. 
    crumpledpapercranes December 28, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Good evening, Charlotte!

    Thank you so much for your visit and “follow”! I am very happy to come across your blog and I look forward to reading more of your adventures in your passion for song. I very much enjoyed your performance of “Rusalka’s Song to the Moon.” It was so lively and empowering. Keep doing what you do!

  12. 

    Thank you so much for following. As Patricia also said, your follow of my blog has now led me to yours and your voice – WOW! I look forward to future posts and performances πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a happy new year!

  13. 

    Thank you for following my blog! Your voice is utterly gorgeous.

  14. 

    HellΠΎ! You have a beautiful and very interesting blog! I enjoy it! All good in 2015! And Marry Christmas! πŸ˜‰

  15. 

    Thankyou for taking the time to visit my blog and following πŸ™‚ You have a beautiful voice Charlotte and I look forward to reading more about your future ventures, Happy New Year.

  16. 
    Carleigh Abbott January 7, 2015 at 1:56 am

    I love your voice, it is so beautiful. I am grateful for you following my blog and you are the only blog I follow and I always make the time to read you blog whenever you post.

  17. 

    Thank you for following my blog, Charlotte! You are so talented, I’d love to be able to see you perform… maybe one day πŸ™‚

  18. 
    Shery Alexander Heinis January 14, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Charlotte – Thanks for following my blog and leading me to discover yours. I love all art forms, including music. You’ve certainly been blessed with a beautiful voice. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us.

  19. 

    So nice of you to follow my blog, and I am so interested in your! I have cooks, artists, musicians, and people from around the world but you are my first vocal artist. What a lovely voice you have! Looking forward to your blog posts!

  20. 

    Thanks for liking my post on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker CD. I listened to some samples of your work on itunes and I thought the variety in styles was interesting.

  21. 

    Lovely voice πŸ™‚ Best wishes for your future career.

  22. 

    Hi Charlotte.
    I have just posted one of your videos at The Blue Belvoir Gentlemen’s Club. Please drop by and say hi.

    Rupert (club secretary)

    bluebelvoir.wordpress.com

    • 

      Thank you very much Rupert, I’ll pop by I thought ladies weren’t welcome at Gentlemen’s clubs though πŸ˜€
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        One has to move with the times.
        I have even heard rumours of women being given the vote!
        Scandalous!

        May I say again what a beautiful voice you have. Do you take requests? I would love to hear you sing “Somewhere” from West Side Story. Failing that, something by Snoop Dogg.

        Best wishes

        Rupert

  23. 

    Oh my goodness Charlotte, I am tired just reading about all you have achieved, and you’re still so young! The future is golden for you because of your talent, your passion, and your willingness to work hard. I doubt there could be anything that could stand in your way.
    Thank you for choosing to follow our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.
    Blessings,
    Alison

  24. 
    Abhishek Mahajan February 2, 2015 at 10:40 am

    First of all thank you for following me. I have never heard any opera singer before. You have such a amazing voice. You are like an all-rounder doing so many thing. And have a nice day. πŸ™‚

    • 

      Thank you Abhishek, my main passion is the singing but it’s great being in an environment where I can dance, I’ve had several ballet classes again recently which is just wonderful, and play piano something I wish I’d worked harder at sooner ☺️ And write creatively just as a taste of what I’m doing this week. I hope you have a fabulous week thank you for your message.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  25. 

    Congratulations on your achievements and the broad range of activities you enjoy doing, and doing well. Thank you for your sharing. You have brightened my day with your “good news”.

  26. 

    Hello. I just wanted to stop by for a follow up because I saw that you followed my blog. I try to respond to every new person that visits, but sometimes I don’t get a chance to do it right away. I hope you enjoyed what you read and I will see you back.

  27. 

    You have a very inspirational personal story. Needless to say, I love your singing. Given your current education in Glasgow, I think you may enjoy one of my blog posts with a Scottish element. And thanks for following my blog.

    https://spiritinpolitics.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/canadian-rockies-in-alberta/

    • 

      I did enjoy the link, it’s great to read about family journeys and pioneers, this musical world is all new for my entire family and it’s a great adventure.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        WOW! What an amazing blog bio you have for a young women. I’m now 52 and finally was able to check off one of my Bucket List items. . . LOL. Published Author! Hope I live long enough to make all my others on my list! LOL. Very inspired by you.

        Much Happiness & Success,
        Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon πŸ™‚ XO

  28. 

    Such a beautiful voice with clearly the right and positive attitude. No doubt you are destined for great things. The videos attached are super and I know a number of people who would also appreciate them – I’m sending them on!

  29. 

    Thanks a lot for following my blog and leading me to yours. You are such a gifted artist, vey happy to follow you πŸ™‚

  30. 

    Thank you for following my blog — wow, I’m humbled just reading your About page! Best wishes to you in the years to come. Now I’m off to browse through some more of your posts.

  31. 

    I like your blog, I myself have done a lot in my life and my mom was a big influence in my upbringing and my path in life. Also I wanted to thank you for following my blog.

    I hope your day is positive and full of blessings. πŸ™‚

    • 

      Thank you Amanda I speak or text with my Mum nearly every day it’s great to have supportive parents. Thanks for visiting 😊.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        I use to call my mom every morning but she passed away in December right before her 58th birthday. I will always remember the good times I had with her and everything she has done for me. It’s always a good feeling when your parents are there for you to show unconditional love. When there are kids out there in the world who don’t have that luxury. We show feel very blessed. Also thank you for visiting my blog as will.

        Best wishes to you too. πŸ™‚

  32. 

    Thank you for following my blog! I’m looking forward to seeing more of yours. What an incredible voice you have!

  33. 

    Charlotte, I would like to hear you sing something that demands mean and dramatic voicing, putting wrinkles in your face and shaking your hair, all that affecting the dramatic voice. There would be something almost guttural in some moments. What I have heard goes with your looks, sweetness. You are, I am guessing, a very sweet-natured person. Also, your general appearance is sweetness itself. I have directed in the theatre, and this is the “director” coming out of me. Your voice is beautiful, as you are personally. I would like to hear that unexpected side in one so beautiful. The songs you do sing I have enjoyed with that technology you use in your photos (slick!). John Deethardt. Denver, Colorado, USA. Thank you for following me on my many blogs.

    • 

      😊 funny you should say that John, I’m a scarred, coke snorting witch in Dido and Aeneas this week. Back combing awful for my hair! The things we do for art 😁. Thank you for visiting and your message.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  34. 

    You’re such a beautiful and amazing person Charlotte. We need more people like you in the world who’s paying it forward with motivation rather than money. Stay true, thank YOU! πŸ™‚

  35. 

    I just learned you played hockey! And black belt in karate! Among other sports! You are amazing! Keep going for your dreams. Nothings stopping you! Hugs. Koko❀

  36. 

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Can’t wait to read about/watch/listen to your music

  37. 

    Thank you for following my blog! You have the most beautiful voice and have achieved so much. I pray that you will continue to live out your dreams in joy.
    It was also so wonderful to read you giving thanks to your parents for their input in your and your siblings lives. How proud they must be of you!

  38. 

    Good luck to you talented woman

  39. 

    Wow! absolutely wonderful – thanks for looking me up, I’m more than delighted to follow you on your journey too πŸ™‚

  40. 

    Dear Charlotte,
    we have an honour to invite to participate in first ETERNAMENTA AWARDS β€˜Most Talented Reader’.
    Best Regards,
    Maria
    More detailed information is here: https://eternamenta.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/eternamenta-blog-awards/

  41. 

    Hi charlotte,
    I will be deactivating my blog-captureplaces soon and finally settled on anew site: https://fareasttravelogue.wordpress.com/

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