Biography

Charlotte Hoather is a London based lyric coloratura Soprano. She trained at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Rosa Mannion and coached by Simon Lepper graduating in July 2018 MPerf. Previously, Charlotte studied and gained a First Class Honours Degree in Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she concluded her studies with Judith Howarth.

At the Royal College of Music she was supported by The Kathleen Trust and was an RCM award holder supported by the Charles Jacob Scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Cutlers, the Opperby Stokowski Scholarship, The Josephine Baker Trust,  and a personal award provided to the RCM from Edwin and Hilary Custance Green who have provided her with encouragement, advice and support during her studies.

Charlotte’s 2018 highlights; she toured the role of Uccelina to a Paris tour organised by the Théâtre du Châtelet, and subsequently the Metropolitan Opera in New York for a series of sold-out shows in 2018 and joined the second BambinO crew for a Scottish Highlands tour in the autumn. Charlotte won first prize in the Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July 2018. Performed in the inaugural Waterperry Opera Fesitvals manor house creation of Mansfield Park as Maria Bertram and was Cunegonde in Surrey Opera’s production of Candide and the role of The Plaintiff in the one act Opera Trial by Jury. Charlotte was asked to be guest soloist at Tideswell Remembrance Concert on November 11th and sang in the Rachmaninov recital at Pushkin House in Bloomsbury, London.

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. The opera premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July and then moved on to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, which fully sold out shortly after opening. The opera which was specially created for babies aged 6 – 18 months and returned to Glasgow for the final leg of it’s first tour between 21st October and 5th November 2017. This was followed by her first solo concert performance with an orchestra when she performed “La Dolce Speranza” by Carl Maria von Weber, conducted by Ben Palmer.

Charlotte worked on several Opera scenes during her time at the Royal College of Music:

2018 : ‘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.

2017 : ‘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.  ‘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 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 then performed the role of ‘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. At the end of June, she performed the role of ‘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, Charlotte travelled to Germany to join the Berlin Opera Academy 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 , who she worked with during her time in Berlin, at the Auditori Municipal Enric Granados, Lleida and at the Musitekton, Barcelona. On her return in October Charlotte successfully auditioned for The Josephine Baker Trust who work with young singers in the early years of their careers and was the recipient of a bursary from the Kathleen Trust towards the cost of her studies at Royal College of Music, London.

2015 she undertook the role of the ‘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 which Jonathan Dove attended. 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 traveling 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. Charlotte finished her time with Music Academy International playing the role of ‘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.

1,684 responses to Biography

  1. 

    Thanks for following my blog! I find that pretty flattering.

    I think your voice is amazing, and I am certain you are going places. I shall watch your career with interest.

  2. 

    Thanks so much for the follow! As an actor, I can totally identify with the challenges you’re facing moving into your field – I think opera is even more competitive. Best of luck with everything!

  3. 

    Thank you for following me over at Create An Enchanted Life, Heather. Congrats on a great idea for a blog yourself and good luck with all the training you’re doing to make your dream come true! You might also like my other blog about songwriting and the emotional side of the music industry, “The Song Mistress”. Bye for now.

  4. 

    I’d wanted just to thank you for reading and liking my little repost of one of Robert Benchley’s opera synopses. I’d hope especially as he seems to have edged toward your interests that his jokes were on point.

  5. 

    Greetings and good health to you, Charlotte! I posted on my music blog about you today. I hope you don’t mind and enjoy the humble offering in the spirit in which it is intended. Here’s the link: http://meetmeinthesound.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/a-musical-get-well-for-a-blogger-friend/

  6. 

    I have nominated you for the Dragon´s Loyalty Award – I hope, that´s alright for you! If you want to participate, please go to http://cakeabake.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/dragons-loyalty-award/!

  7. 

    Hi Charlotte, just wanted to say thank you for following my blog 🙂 Your blog is very lovely to read and a real inspiration for people. Very encouraging to others and hopefully an example that people should follow their dreams! I wish you all the luck in the world with your singing 🙂

  8. 

    Hi, thanks for the follow. Always good to meet fellow artists. All the best.

  9. 

    What a nice voice you have (Better Half was impressed, too)! Thanks for following my blog 🙂

  10. 

    I would like to thank you for taking the time to follow my blog; it is much appreciated, and does not go without its share of joy.

    Again, thank you very much. 🙂

    • 

      Thanks Aly, I’m in the process of putting all my blogs into a database into the different categories and interests I really wish WordPress did this for us. Or a reminder of who we haven’t visited for a while.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  11. 

    Hey – just messaging to make you aware of my competition, I really value everyone who decided to follow my blog (there may be one or two I fear who just spilt coffee on themselves and accidentally clicked the button.. but I’m still taking it as a win). I need help deciding which poems to perform in the next month or two and I’d really value your opinion.

    Stay Well – Mart

  12. 

    Thank you for looking at my blog and liking, which led me to yours, what a talented woman! I look forward to seeing your life develop! Xs

  13. 

    I sincerely pray that your dream in life will become a reality Charlotte. I love Classical music and opera as it sincerely reaches into the depths of ones mind heart and soul. Take great care Charlotte and continue having the courage to live your dream, for it is a truly worthy and beautiful one indeed.
    God bless you.

  14. 

    Charlotte,

    So glad your feeling better and back home! Also love the glitter wall:)

    I nominated you for the ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award. As well your blog is awesome! Details here: http://anecdotelove.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/abc-award/.

    Love to you! Harvey

    • 

      Thanks for the nomination Harvey its lovely that you thought of me ;). The glitter walls are fabulous I smile every time I walk into the Lounge or my bedroom 😉
      All the best of luck and good wishes with your writing and blog.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  15. 

    Hello Charlotte!!! Thanks for following my travel blog (http://journeywonders.com/) , I just recently discovered yours and I must say that you’re simply amazing, I love it!!!

  16. 

    Many Thanks for dropping by so often in the last few days and I am glad you found so much that that you enjoyed enough to push that button. I will keep my eye on your “fixture” list and if you are ever performing at one of our local theatres I will certainly pop along.

  17. 

    Thank you for dropping by and deciding to keep up with my ‘experiments’….appreciate it! …I am charmed that a person as talented as you found my ramblings interesting…I love music and will explore your blog for nuggets on the same… Stay strong….stay blessed!

  18. 

    Best of luck with your Music Charlotte.
    I sincerely hope that all of your dreams come true. 🙂

  19. 

    Have I stopped by to say thank you for following my work? I should have. Also, thank you for directing my attention to your work. You have a stunning voice to match your beauty. 🙂

    -JT

  20. 

    Thanks for following my blog. I’ll return the favor. 🙂

  21. 

    I stumbled upon your site and I am very impressed. It is well put together and most importantly, your genuine passion for your art and for your followers really shines through.

    Pretty inspiring!

    – Steve

    • 

      Thank you Steve, I’ve never taken up surfing but if it was warm and I lived near water I’d love to give it a go, I’m a pretty strong swimmer, I guess it takes a lot of commitment and passion too.
      All the best
      Charlotte

  22. 
    asmilinggeorge April 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Charlotte, Thank you for following my writing, and having such a beautiful voice. I downloaded “Amora Commanda” and added it to my playlist for when I write. I wish you all the best in the pursuit of your dreams.

  23. 

    Hi, thank you for following my blog. Best of luck with your music, I’ll be following your page 🙂
    Best wishes,
    Amanda

  24. 

    Italiano: Salute!
    Thank you for adding me on Google+ a few (?) months ago!
    Here in California, U.S.A. (ergo, P.S.T.), I stumbled onto your blog during this night of insomnia.
    Brava et felicitazioni!
    Grazie!

    • 

      Hi Hiram, grazie, io sono così felice che mi hai trovato qui. I do hope that Google translate got that right 🙂 I love to connect with people on my blog and share my experiences with them. don’t be a stranger and come and visit again soon.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        Italiano: Io parlo solo poco italiano.
        English: I only speak little Italian.
        I use Google Translate also! And a nice polyglot multi-language lessons website: http://www.linguanaut.com/

        But I merely pick up a few words here and there, for my own fun, since Italiano resembles Spanish as a Romance language and both are traceable to the Latin language of the Classical Romans of antiquity. Spanish proper was my first language.

        And, of course, ars musica (Latin: loosely trans., musical arts):
        Exempli gratia:
        Tempo: Largo, Larghetto, Adagio, Andante, Moderato, Allegro, Presto, Prestissimo.
        Accelerando, Ritardando, Poco a Poco
        Remember: “Allegro ma non troppo” = cheerful, with more speed / but / not / too much!

        Italiano: Tanti auguri!
        English: Best wishes!

  25. 

    Hi, Charlotte ~~ Thank you for dropping by From My Inbox and letting me know you liked my post. I’m so glad it led me to your blog. I look forward to following your career!

  26. 

    Hi Charlotte. Just wanted to say thank you for following my blog. Yours looks like a fascinating site and I wish you all good fortune in achieving your goal of performing. You sound fantastic! And don’t worry, I think you really are a princess already. I had the privilege to visit Scotland and Glasgow many, many years ago. Loved it and would love to get back sometime.

    Looking forward to seeing you at Carnegie Hall someday!

  27. 

    What lovely blog! I am a soprano and I love music. I see your passion and it is amazing. Always sing and enjoy your God given talent! 🙂

  28. 

    I was listening to your voice. Very empowering! I wish you the best for your future, you definitely have the range and control, as well as being trained by great educational institutions. Good Luck!

  29. 

    Dear Charlotte–thank you for following my blog. I visited yours and am quite impressed! I love Great Britian–and I am amazed at your study there. Keep it up! I hope to get to know more about YOU as the days go by. I’ll be checking on your progress. I loved your post, Shakespeare En Route! Linda at http://www.writing4funblog.com

  30. 

    Hello. Thank you for following my blog. I must say that Leontyne Price is still my favorite opera singer. Though I’ve never heard your voice, it’s very nice to see more people in this field. So, I’ll continue to check your blog in the near future.

  31. 

    Hi Charlotte, thank you so much for the follow which has meant I can now follow you and read your blog. It all looks very exciting and I’m looking forward to reading about you and your singing.
    The very best of luck,
    Hugh

  32. 

    Just wanted to say thank you for following my blog and good luck in your endeavor. We’ve been trying to encourage our daughter to go and do what will make her happy and I’m always glad to see someone following their dreams!

  33. 

    Charlotte, thank you for sharing your voice and your adventures with us on WordPress. I have the opportunity today to nominate you for a Liebster Award, and it’s my pleasure to do so. If you would like to accept the nomination, all the details on how to do that are found here: http://heartoflifepoetry.wordpress.com/awards/ In the meantime, happy posting!

  34. 

    Hi Charlotte,

    Thank you for your follow 🙂 It was really amazing to come to your blog and hear your beautiful voice! It really inspires me! I I would love to listen more of your songs in the near future!

    Blessings,
    Judy

  35. 

    Hi,

    Just to let you know that I’ve nominated your awesome blog for a ton of awards. Acceptance is strictly voluntary but I wanted you to know that I love what you do 🙂

    Details can be found here: http://heatherbcosta.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/my-award-cup-runneth-over/

    Heather xxxx

  36. 

    Hi there,

    Thank you for following midlifewanderlust1965.wordpress.com.
    All the latest content is now posted on midlifewanderlust1965.com. Please come over and follow me there.

    Regards
    Steve

  37. 

    Hello all Miss Hoather fans , I’m a Big fan of Class persons and Charlotte is 1st. Class in all she does , wishing very good Successful & Healthy & Happy life for her as She Brightens ours . LOVE the blog , the Chagall Ceiling is most Beautiful , thanks , Ron

  38. 

    Heather, you sing! I’m envious of your talent, but, c’est la vie, we can’t have everything we want. Good luck with French and thank you for following my blog. 🙂

    • 

      We all have things we’d love to be able to do sometimes there’s just not enough time to fit everything in :). I’d like to go to bed and wake up speaking fluent French lol.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  39. 

    Thank you very much for visiting and following my blog!
    And… wow! What an incredible voice… Yes, I’m your big fan from now on! You’re just a brilliant! Take care, please. This world needs you!! 🙂

  40. 

    Charlotte – you have a beautiful voice! Gives me the good kind of chills 🙂 I’m partial to the Italian songs as I lived there for a little bit in college. I’m sure your career will be a long one…best of luck to you and thanks so much for following my blog!

  41. 

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  42. 

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me back to yours. Good luck with your career!

  43. 

    Hi Charlotte – I enjoyed listening to some of your videos – what a voice! – and notice one refers to Lytham. I live in Lytham St Annes and wondered if indeed this performance was in Lytham? Do you have a connection with the area and are you likely to be singling here again any time soon? Thank you

    • 

      Yes Bill, I have a great Aunt in Lytham and a great Uncle, my grandparents used to have a caravan there too. I was hoping to do a concert there this year but the dates clashed sadly.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

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