My Performances ( Videos & Audio )

Welcome to a selection of my older performances which I hope that you will enjoy.  I would love to hear what you think so please leave your comments.

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Green Finch and Linnet Bird – this is from a concert that I performed in alongside the Tideswell Male Voice choir on the 27th July 2013 in St John’s Church, Tideswell.

This song is from the Sondheim Musical ‘Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ where my character, Johanna, is the ward of Judge Turpin, the man who falsely convicted her father – Sweeney Todd – in order to have his way with her mother Lucy once Johanna’s father had been exiled to Australia.  Her mother is driven insane and the judge raises Johanna as his own.  He keeps her like a prisoner, with only a window to view the outside world.  The judge plans to make Johanna his wife once she is of age but she rejects him.  Green Finch and Linnet Bird is a beautiful song and I hope that I reflect the fact that Johanna has been suffering and is kept under lock and key and longs for her freedom.

O Mio Babbino Caro  ( Oh My Beloved Father ) – this is another video from the above concert where I was accompanied on piano by the fabulous Christopher Ellis GRAM.

This song is a soprano aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi (1918), by Giacomo Puccini, to a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano.  My character is Lauretta after tensions between her father Schicchi and the family of Rinuccio, the boy she loves, have reached a breaking point that threatens to separate her from him. I love to sing this song as it really allows me to express the emotion of the character at a key point in the opera.

Danny Boy – this performance is taken from my concert on the 5th August 2013 at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh.  I was accompanied on the day by Marcus Kitchen who also attends the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Danny Boy is a ballad written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1910.  It was set to the tune of ‘Londonderry Air’ in 1913.

The musical genre is ‘Folk Song’.  There are a few variations to the lyrics and various theories to the meaning. Whatever it means to you personally I hope that you enjoy my performance.

Art is Calling For Me (I want to be a Prima Donna) is from the Broadway Comic Opera ‘The Enchantress’ (Victor Herbert / Harry B Smith).  First performed in 1911 in the New York Theatre, New York.  The style of the piece is ‘Romantic’.

I absolutely love this piece of music, I feel it was written for me :)    even though I can only dream of being a Princess.

I would like to thank everyone for their help in selecting which of my two versions of “Art Is Calling For Me”.  The first performance received 3844 votes and the second received 1828 votes.  I will leave both recordings in my original post  ( Link ) .

Per la Gloria d’adorarvi   is an aria from the opera Griselda by Giovanni Bononcini and is probably one of the best known from the opera.  I hope that you enjoy the performance :)

Freundliche Vision

I chose to sing two Lieder composed by Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949 ) “Zueignung” and “Freundliche Vision” for my entry into the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary competition in November 2013. Here is a video of my performance of “Freundliche Vision” (A Pleasant Vision) from the final round.

The strong lyrical melodies and the rich harmonies within this song made it a joy to perform.  To perform Lieder well you need to have a seamless relationship between piano and voice, the piano does far more than accompaniment, it forms an equal partnership with the voice and the skill of the pianist is very important to how the song is portrayed.  The accompanist in this performance was a talented RCS student from Romania, George Todica, and I hope you enjoy our version.

Antonin Dvorak – Rusalka

The Royal Opera House’s article says “Rusalka is an opera about singing.  Or rather, what happens when you cannot sing”.  It echoes the story of The Little Mermaid.  I loved Disney’s ‘Ariel (The Little Mermaid)’ as a child.  I enjoy singing the aria ‘Song to the Moon’ even more.  This aria comes at the start of the story as Rusalka, a water nymph, sings to the moon.  It is a plea to the moon to reveal her love to the Prince.  Rusalka gives up her voice to be united with the Prince, but he is put off because she cannot say a word and he accepts the hand of a Foreign Princess.  The witch Jezibaba’s curse is for Rusalka to live in the depths of the lake forever.

I sing this aria in Czech which makes it even more beautiful as I have to demonstrate the intense feeling to my English speaking audiences.   Classical Music says “Rusalka is the most popular Czech opera in circulation.

Christopher Bruce – Set Dance 2012 –  I have found a recording of me dancing my set piece for my A level dance pre-exam performance evening, it’s not a great copy but I have posted it for anyone who wishes to have look 🙂  I had broken my right foot 12 weeks before this evening and had only been able to learn the dance choreography and get my strength back for four weeks, so I had my Dad record it so that I could see where I needed to concentrate my efforts on improving before my exam.  But it will give you an idea of the contemporary dance that I studied at school and college.

327 thoughts on “My Performances ( Videos & Audio )

      1. Hey Charlotte, was out of town, so couldn’t reply soon enough! I’m going to share a secret with you =) Yeppam isn’t my name. In Tamil, it means ‘burp’. Glad to meet you here!

      1. Hi there. I live in Singapore! 🙂 You can even find the multi-coloured rose here, though it is really expensive and I’ve seen it only at one place before!

  1. You certainly have a good voice and with your personal beauty, your performance should draw an appreciative audience. I am going to share your video clips in my FaceBook:
    paul.chong.3726 and with your permission. if I may, re-blog them in my blog:
    Please let me know. Paul (email:

    1. Hi Paul, thank you for asking 🙂 I would be really happy for you to reblog my post on my performances. Your support is appreciated and I hope you call back again soon.

      Best Wishes

  2. Charlotte, what a delightful variety of music. You sing beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us. I know how much time it takes to upload videos and get them on here. Wishing you all the best, Pamela

  3. So nice to see your follow yesterday. Thank you for checking out Bechamel and the follow. Have listened to several of your performances. Bellissimo. Looking forward to more! -Cheers

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Charlotte. I don’t often take the time to listen to audio clips and videos, but this was time very well spent. A perfect beginning to my day. I wish you every success……… I think you have a great future ahead of you.

  5. You have a great voice! I got really excited when I saw your song choices, mostly because those songs are in my repertoire and I absolutely love them! Keep up the good work!

    1. Merci beaucoup Kim, I have to start looking up basic French words in preparation for French repertoire next year 🙂

      I wonder if adieu or au revoir is a suitable alternative to best wishes,

  6. I am Indian and did not what you are sing. in music the main point is “SWAR” your “SWAR” is your instrument and yours is good. But I could not know the songs.

    Thank you Dear Charlotte

    1. Hello Yashwant, thank you for visiting my Facebook page and you are most welcome here on my blog 🙂 I would love to do some East/West classical fusion, I like to learn new words.

      Thank you for listening and I’m glad you thought they were good.

      Best wishes

    1. That’s really exciting, it’s nice to make contact with fellow artists. I wish Pedro the best of luck, Estreno Proxino matches the trailer lovely, I’ve sung in Spanish a couple of times before if he ever needs a soprano 😉 and I used to regularly sing for young new music composers at Junior RNCM it’s something I really enjoy.
      Best wishes

      1. Thanks Charlotte. I will keep that all in mind as his music career progresses. He just signed a contract to compose for his first full feature American film. Hopefully you will be able to hear his work in the theater one day soon.

        I liked your FB page. I hope you’ll return the favor by liking his,, and mine, My current writing project is the story that brought our families together.

    1. Hello Anne-Marie, your comments are lovely thank you. The recordings are those from the end of my first year of study, it will be interesting to compare them with songs at the end of my second year, I’m really excited about starting this term.
      Best wishes

    1. Hi Imogen, I love to dance, some people just hear a different rhythm to others and that in itself is a unique gift.
      Can you recommend any good herbs to inhale in hot water to ward off colds, I don’t know what happens in Freshers week colds spread like a wild fire.
      Best wishes

      1. No worries Charlotte, have been thinking about this since you posted! Time – need more. So somewhere on the blog is a recipe for Nail-the-Flu Tea. It is full of good things like ginger, honey, licorice, echinacea and lemon. I take this and back off dairy products for a while. Dairy products encourage mucous production making fun environments for bacteria and viruses to grow. After that – it is the usual things, get enough rest, don’t stand around in chilly wind. Hopefully this helps. Peace Out.

    1. Hi Ann, I am glad that you found the recording on You Tube it was taken by someone in the audience. I have posted several of my performances from this summer here on my blog along with some audio tracks. If you get time to check them out let me know what you think of them.

      Best wishes

    1. Hi Kurt, was Michael Ball Sweeny Todd in the version you saw? I thought he was fabulous as was Imelda Staunton. I’ve a lot of work to do on the Puccini but I love to sing it now at this stage of my life because I can associate with Lauretta. Kiri te Kanawa will be singing it on Downton Abbey this weekend and I’ll miss it, I’ll have to get someone to tape it for me.

      All the best

      1. Hi Anne, I really like Downton Abbey, so much so that I asked my parents to record it so I could catch up as I didn’t have a tv last year. I was sad on Christmas Day when Matthew died but Mary’s character is strong and it will be interesting to see what they do next. I’m looking forward to seeing the recording from this Sunday as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is magnificent 😉
        Best wishes

      1. Hey, its Serbian, but for foreigners its all the same. Like your vids, i would also like to see some pop culture interpretation of yours if you’r doing stuff like that.

    1. Hello Penny, I did audition for Britain’s Got Talent in Blackpool a long time ago and I didn’t get through lol. My Dad said “never again it’s like a circus” 🙂

      Best wishes

  7. Charlotte, you have a lovely voice! Thank you for sharing it with me. Thanks for following my blog…you can see I just got started. I’m looking forward to sharing my talent with you as well.

  8. Beautiful performances, Charlotte! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to hearing more of your work.

  9. What a delightful way to discover a budding opera starlet! 🙂 I loved your Puccini piece- beautifully done! Thanks for the follow and all the best in your career.

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