Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.  I set it up in March 2013, halfway through the first year of a four-year Batchelor of Music (BMus) Vocal performance degree, as a log of my journey through training to become a classical singer, the past five years have flown by.

The academic study of the history of music was a large part of my course, along with historical context, composition, piano to name just a few and writing better essays was a target of mine during my second year 2013/14. I had to write about how music impacts on society and learn how to make a living out of perfecting my vocal skills, acting, and dance as being on a stage singing and performing is my passion.

I graduated with First Class Honours from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in 2016 after four years of undergraduate study.  This course gave me the opportunity to do what I love every day. The RCS most importantly equipped me with learning techniques so that I could go away and apply that to self-tuition to really stretch myself as a musician, for example: in my third year, I learnt a full eight-song cycle ‘Haugtussa’ in Norwegian as preparation for the Grieg International Workshop in May 2015. I used the research I did to prepare and participate in this event and to write my final dissertation on the use of original languages in performance.

In July 2018 I graduated from The Royal College of Music in London after two years study on their Master of Performance course my principal teacher was Rosa Mannion and Vocal Repertoire Coaches were Andrew Robinson (1st year), Christopher Middleton and  Simon Lepper (2nd year). I am now spending a year working freelance and auditioning for roles and training programs to continue my opera journey.

I read other blogs of varying genres to fuel my imagination and learn more about the world around me, I find encouragement when reading your comments and thoughts, so a warm welcome to you and I hope you enjoy my musings on the life of a trainee soprano.

Best wishes,


1,684 responses to Welcome


    Thanks for following Envisioning the American Dream- I look forward to reading your posts


    I’m listening to some of your performances – amazing voice.


    Hi Charlotte, thanks so much for following my blog. You are an extremely talented woman!


    Thank you for following my blog. Your blog is outstanding and your voice is beautiful. Great writing on the Winter Solstice. I write children’s fairy tales, and believe in all things unseen. While observing your blog, a new story is developing. It is about a beautiful young singer with a mysterious past, who is actually a princess from a time long ago.
    Have a Happy New Year. May all your dreams come true.


    Just saw your performance and I find it amazing! I wish you the best of luck.


    Hello Charlotte,
    I started listening to your music when you added me on Google+ last summer.
    I never used to like opera at all and I wanted you to know that I now enjoy it because of your singing!
    You have such a beautiful voice and your singing inspires me to excel at my instrument (piano).
    Thank you!


    Thank you for dropping by and following Malcolm’s Corner.


    Greetings, Charlotte, and thank you for following my blog. I’m honored. It’s such a joy–and an inspiration– to hear of your determination to be a great singer. I wish you the very best.


    Hi Charlotte. WordPress somehow lost some of the blogs I follow, so I’m refollowing. Thanks!


    The link to the Llangollan performance isn’t working.


    Thanks for following my blog! Best of luck to you and your career!


    Thanks for following my blog Charlotte, you have an awesome one out here 🙂


    Thanks for the follow! I was just thinking about you the other day. When I dropped off the Internet and deleted my old blog I lost all my followers, contacts, etc. One by one I’ve been getting some of them back but I had no idea how to find you. I couldn’t recall how to spell your name!

    Anyway, I hope your singing career has progressed! I will be sure to longer on your blog a bit and see if I can “catch up” with you.

    It is so good to see you!


    Thanks for taking a look at my blog. 🙂


    Thank you for following my blog!


    Many Thanks for following!!

    Be good or don’t get caught!! 😉



    Hi Charlotte, thanks for following my blog! All the best 🙂


    After writing for and deleting several blogs, now opting for a comment-less and ‘like’-less public journal rather than a blog, I’ve only rarely been able to discover why people decide to follow what I write or ‘like’ it. Sometimes even asking after it has received incredibly aggressive responses. I wondered about why you would follow after it but this about page sums it up nicely at the end. If you find anything I write to be of particular interest feel free to send me an e-mail, listed on my own about page, as it allows for a freer hand in discussion than WordPress’s comment system.



    Thank you so much for finding my blog and following me 🙂


    Thanks for the follow, you’re the first opera singer I’ve ever followed, cool!


    Thank you for stopping by my blog ! Lovely blog, Gorgeous photos!


    You have a fantastic voice, Charlotte, and I can’t see how you could fail at reaching the very top of your profession. Your blog looks amazing, too, and incredibly popular. I’ve just read your last post about the Dickens Museum in London. Wonderful. I’ll hop back and comment on it now. 🙂


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    Welcome aboard, Charlotte, it’s great to meet you. You’re on such an exciting journey … thank you for introducing us to your blog.
    Best wishes,
    Miles and Pippa


    You’re beautiful and you have an amazing voice. I wish you to be healthy so that you can enjoy these wonderful gifts.


    Lovely to cross virtual paths with you Charlotte. Thanks for following my blog, now I am following yours. I just might add; “read an opera blog entry daily” to my DIY curriculum at MAWL The Mott Academy of Writing Librettos.

    It’s good to know what the experience of opera singers are. As I write, it’s not only for the composers whom I need to inspire to compose but also for the performers who will take my words and bring them to life. There is much to learn. I like your approach and intend to check back on this web log often.

    May you go from strength to strength.

    MMN aka Opera Abecederian


      Thank you Marianna, I enjoy working on new compositions I look forward to reading more of your posts as soon as my current exam preparations are over 😊
      Best wishes


    Thank you for the follow, Charlotte! Best of luck with your final studies!


    Thanks for joining my happy (I hope) band of faves, and every best wish for your journey, Charlotte!


    An excellent performance at Walton Hall last night and great to chat to you afterwards as well! Thanks for coming, look forward to seeing you again in the future (maybe in Berlin?!)


    Thanks for the follow Charlotte. I’ve never talked to a soprano before! Hope you like my blog 🙂


    Hello, Charlotte! You have just started following our blog (thank you), and we are now following your career. Fate—with help from the Web—puts us likeminded music lovers together, yes? … I’m a conservatory grad (piano performance at Oberlin Conservatory and Masters degree from Indiana U), an avid Metropolitan Opera subscriber, Live in HD viewer, Carnegie Hall “great singers” and “Keyboard artists” series subscriber, the list goes on… I’m so very excited to cyber-meet you!! Looking forward to more of your clips, recital and competition plans. Any NYC travel plans? Brava, Jean


      Lovely to meet you Jean, one of my friends went to Indiana U it’s always nice to knock on cyber doors and meet people you wouldn’t normally bump into. I love serendipity. I would like to sing in NYC I knocked on a few doors so you never know 😊 but no plans so far.
      I’ve a hectic schedule up to the end of this trimester and I like to blog in my relaxing time, keep in touch.
      Best wishes


    I wanted to stop by and thank you for checking out my blog and then I started looking around and all i can say is WOW! You are one talented lady with a whole lotta drive. Super impressive. Best of luck in all your endeavors. I will look for updates in my reader.

    Best Regards,



    Hello Charlotte, It’s lovely to meet you. Thanks for finding my blog and following. Looks like you have another wonderful and challenging year ahead. I’ll be watching your future career, I’m sure you’re heading for even bigger things. Cheerios, CC


    Thank you for swinging by the “Ranch” and for the follow. We 💙 visitors, especially those with lovely voices. 🙂

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