Biography – continued:

Opera Scenes:

2018 – The Governess from The Turn Of The Screw – Royal College of Music
2018 – The Controller in a scene from Flight – Royal College of Music
2018 – Blanche de la Force in a scene from Dialogue Des Carmélites – Royal College of Music
2017 – Zerlina in a scene from Don Giovanni  – Royal College of Music
2017 – Flora in a scene from The Turn of the Screw – Royal College of Music
2017 – Aminta in a scene from Il Re Pastore – Royal College of Music
2016 – Fiordiligi in a scene from Cosi Fan Tutte – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

In 2017 Charlotte was involved in creating the role of ‘Uccellina’ in Scottish Opera and Improbable’s  BambinO, written by award-winning composer Lliam Patterson and directed by Phelim McDermott for the Manchester International Festival where the immersive opera for babies and toddlers premiered in July, moving on to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August selling out shortly after opening. In the autumn they returned to Glasgow for the final leg of its first tour. This was followed by a solo concert performance with an orchestra when she performed “La Dolce Speranza” by Carl Maria von Weber, conducted by Ben Palmer as part of the Weber in London series.

Charlotte worked on several Opera scenes during her time at the Royal College of Music: ‘The Governess’ from The Turn Of The Screw directed by Stuart Barker, ‘The Controller’ in a scene from Flight directed by William Relton and conducted by Peter Selwyn, and ‘Blanche de la Force’ in a scene from Dialogue Des Carmélites directed by Stuart Barker. ‘Flora’ in Britten’s Turn of The Screw directed by Lorenzo Mariani and conducted by Christopher Middleton.  ‘Zerlina’ in Mozart’s Don Giovanni directed by Elaine Kidd and conducted by Natalie Murray Beale and  ‘Aminta’ in Il Re Pastore by Mozart directed by James Bonas and conducted by Christopher Middleton.

2016 got off to a great start, in March Charlotte took on the role of ‘Fiordiligi’ in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in final opera scenes for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In April, with her lieder duo partner pianist George Todica she performed at the Leeds Lieder Festival Fringe Concert. In May and June, she was ‘Jessie Junior’ in Scottish Opera’s touring production of The Little White Town of Never Weary directed by Julie Brown and composed and conducted by Karen MacIver. Followed by ‘Zerlina’ in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Opera Britain, directed by Conleth Stanley and conducted by Tom Newall. Charlotte returned to work with Scottish Opera in July, where she performed the role of ‘Jane’ in excerpts from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari composed by Karen MacIver with librettist Allan Dunn at the 32nd ISME World Conference Opening Ceremony at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. In August, she joined the Berlin Opera Academy in Germany to perform the role of ‘Frasquita’ in their production of Bizet’s Carmen, directed by Gidon Saks and conducted by Peter Leonard.  In September, Charlotte was selected as one of several students from European Conservatoires to take part in a vocal masterclass with W. Stephen Smith at the AMUZ centre in Antwerp, Belgium.  Finishing the year with two concerts in Catalonia performing alongside pianist Nestor Bayona at the Auditori Municipal Enric Granados, Lleida and at the Musitekton, Barcelona.

2015 she was ‘First Witch’ in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, conducted by Tim Dean.  In April she performed the role of ‘Eve’ in Jonathan Dove’s The Walk From The Garden directed by Julie Brown and conducted by Christopher Gray attended by the Composer Jonathan Dove. In May, Charlotte was selected for a week of intensive masterclasses as part of the International Edvard Grieg Society’s 2015 conference in Bergen, Norway, which culminated with her performing songs from ‘Haugtussa’ at a concert in Grieg’s home in Troldhaugen. In June Charlotte was asked to perform the role of ‘La Zia’ in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for Bowdon Festival Opera, conducted by Tom Newall.  In July she performed at the Greater Manchester Chief Constable’s Charity Ball before travelling to Italy to join Music Academy International. During her time in Italy, she played the ‘2nd Knabe’ in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, directed by Ophelia Wolf and conducted by J David Jackson. Followed by performing the role of a pregnant ‘Novice’ in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, directed by  Patrizia Di Paolo and conducted by Elaine Rinaldi and ‘Gretel’ in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, directed by David Gately and conducted by J. David Jackson.  Finishing 2015 with a performance at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the orchestra of Scottish Opera where she was invited to sing Rossini’s Cat Duet at their Christmas Cracker concert.

Charlotte complimented her love of singing with her second love, Dance. She achieved a BBO grade 7 in Ballet, BBO grade 7 in Tap, IDTA silver award in Ballroom, IDTA Gold award in Latin, IDTA Gold award in Club and achieved an A grade A level in Contemporary dance whilst at school. In Charlotte’s final year as an Undergraduate, she took and passed at the highest grade a RAD advanced ballet module. She also demonstrated her determination to excel when she attained the grade of 2nd Black Belt Dan in Karate, winning several National championships.

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