Welcome To My Blog

Welcome to my blog. I started blogging in March 2013 as a first-year Bachelor of Music student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I was born in Winsford, Cheshire, in NW England, there is more about my childhood here

Here are some of my favourite blog post links with my resume.

Charlotte won the Pendine International Voice of the Future award 2018 at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.  She previously won the Audience Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Competition; Highly Commended in the RCS Jean Highgate Competition; third place in the Hugh S Roberton Scots Song Competition in her second year at the RCS 2013 and was the vocal winner of the Warrington Competition for Young Musicians.

Following five-star reviews in 2017 for her ‘Uccelina’ in Scottish Opera/MIF/Improbable’s immersive opera for babies and toddlers ‘BambinO’ Charlotte continued the role in a tour of Paris organised by the Théâtre du Châtelet and subsequently the Metropolitan Opera in New York for a series of sold-out shows, she joined the second BambinO cast for a Scottish Highlands tour in autumn 2018.

In the Summer she performed in the inaugural Waterperry Opera Festival’s manor house creation of ‘Mansfield Park’ as ‘Maria Bertram’, and ‘Cunegonde’ in Surrey Opera’s ‘Candide’ at the magnificent cliff-top Minack Outdoor Theatre, Cornwall. Charlotte was guest soloist at the Tideswell Male Voice Choir Remembrance Concert on November 11th and sang in the Rachmaninov recital at Pushkin House in Bloomsbury, London. Concluding 2018 as ‘The Plaintiff’ in the one-act G&S Opera ‘Trial by Jury’ for Surrey Opera.

Previous opera roles include Zerlina (Don Giovanni) Manchester; Frasquita (Carmen) Berlin, Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) Italy; First Witch (Dido and Aeneas) Scotland; and Eve (Dove’s:  The Walk from the Garden) and Jessie Jnr (The Little White Town of Never Weary) for Scottish Opera.

Concert highlights included: Soprano Soloist with Skipton Camerata with the irrepressible Ben Crick just before Covid19 lockdown in March 2019 The Dance of the Furies;   “La Dolce Speranza” by Carl Maria von Weber, conducted by Ben Palmer at The Royal College of Music. A Duet at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the orchestra of Scottish Opera and as a soloist in venues such as the Buxton Opera House, Gawsworth Hall, and The Edinburgh Fringe.  Purcell’s O Sing Unto the Lord, Pergolesi’s Magnificat and Handel’s Psalm 112 Laudate Pueri Dominium conducted by John Bate.  Messiah soprano solo’s with Northern Baroque Sinfonia and the Salford Choral Society and the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra and Blackburn Music Society at Blackburn Cathedral conducted by Tom Newall.

As one of several students from European Conservatoires, she took part in a vocal masterclass with W. Stephen Smith at the AMUZ centre in Antwerp, Belgium. As a lied duo Charlotte and pianist George Todica experienced a week of intensive masterclasses as part of the International Edvard Grieg Society’s conference in Bergen, Norway, which culminated with her performing songs from ‘Haugtussa’ at a concert in Grieg’s home in Troldhaugen with a helpful travel award from the Hope Scott Trust and the duo performed at the Leeds Lieder Festival Fringe Concert. Charlotte also sang with pianist Dr. Leslie Howard at the Joint Music Societies Dinner representing the Gustav Mahler Society and a recital of Alma Mahler’s songs at the Royal Academy of Art ‘Women in Music’ following recitals in Catalonia performing alongside pianist Nestor Bayona at the Auditori Municipal Enric Granados, Lleida and at the Musitekton, Barcelona.

Charlotte holds a Master’s in Performance (Voice) from the Royal College of Music where she studied with Prof. Rosa Mannion, Andrew Robinson, and Simon Lepper, and a First Class Honours Degree in Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying under Judith Howarth.  She is a dancer passing RAD ballet module at the highest grade whilst at the RCS, BBO qualifications tap and ballet at grade 7, IDTA Ballroom, Latin and advanced level Contemporary dance.  She is also a 2nd Black Belt Dan in Karate, winning several National championships.

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; and a personal award provided to the RCM from Edwin and Hilary Custance Green who have also provided her with encouragement, advice and support during her studies. Charlotte successfully auditioned for The Josephine Baker Trust who work with young singers in the early years of their careers.

Her opera scenes have included:

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1,688 thoughts on “Welcome To My Blog

  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. 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 🙂

  5. 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. 🙂

    1. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    1. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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. 🙂


  11. 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

    1. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

    1. 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

      1. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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,

  20. 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!

  21. 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!


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  23. 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

  24. 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. 🙂

    1. 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

  25. 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!! 🙂

  26. 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!

  27. 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

    1. 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

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