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. Hi charlotte,
    Thank you for following my have a very beautiful voice. Thank you for sharing your gift . I was awstruck when i listened you singing Widmung. All the best Charlotte!

  2. What a wonderful blog. You are extremely talented and your vocal range is phenomenal!! Loved listening to some of the songs you have here. Thanks for the follow on my blog and I’m looking forward to listening and reading through yours!! Tina

    1. That is a lovely thing to say Tina, thank you so much. Finding people and their blogs is great fun and it allows me meet some wonderful new friends.

      Best wishes

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  4. Thank you for following my blog! I loved watching your beautiful operatic pieces with my little girl on my lap! I had chills hearing your voice and you almost made me cry. That never happens to me. My little wildflower said “That’s Cinderella singing.” God has truly blessed you. Can not wait to hear more! Thank you again for the follow.

  5. Your voice is fantastic. I listened to the full coloratura soprano stuff, then clicked more or less at random to find you doing the real butch contralto range. I’ve never written for solo voice, but you tempt me strangely. Though I’m kind of afraid to ask, what is your (comfortable) range?

    1. Comfortable below middle C to top C it’s changing all the time, I can sing higher notes and I’m working on improvements all the time. Thanks for listening Roman.
      Best wishes

      1. It’s not just all those octaves, but the fact that you sound so comfortable and confident at the very top and very bottom of your range, like getting two voices for the price of one, or finding an expert trumpetist who is much more than just competent on the trombone.And the seamless passage from high to low, and vice-versa, seems to indicate that you have a big mid-range in which you can deploy your head-voice or chest-voice (or whatever you sopranos call those things) more or less at will.

        I understand you’re still studying, and your teachers may want you to sacrifice part of your range in order to perfect the rest. A big loss to ambitious composers, but no doubt they know best. I had to take a big schluck of wine before writing the following, because you’re WAY out of my class, musically, but I’d love to have a little stab at writing something for you. Is there a little poem you think would work well for soprano, accompanied or not?

        Way too pushy, Roman. “No” is also a valid answer.

        I wish you well


      2. Sorry Roman I only just saw this lovely message. Go for it, the only issue on words is the clarity at the top, for example the ah and aw are easier at the top although I can modify. I’m a bit frantic at the moment, so much on. What language were you thinking of? E-mail me
        Best wishes

  6. Dear Charlotte,

    thank you for subscribing to Eternamenta space. It’s a big honour for me. Good luck with singing & dancing! It’s a hard job, but Art always demands sacrifice. Keep in touch.

    Best regards,

    Maria )))

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