Cheshire born coloratura soprano Charlotte Hoather is now based in London. During the 2020 Covid19 lockdown Charlotte and her fiance George Todica broadcast sixteen once per week balcony concerts that were live-streamed on YouTube with over one million worldwide views collectively and a growing local audience. As a lied duo they perform regular recitals together and it was a fabulous opportunity to try out new arias and songs learned during this period.
Charlotte and George recorded a new song cycle by Tim Benjamin in Manchester once lockdown eased and are currently in production of a cd recording of balcony favourites.
In the 2019 spring season, Charlotte was delighted to return to Scottish Opera to take to the road with three brilliant Pop-up Opera shows for audiences of all ages and especially those new to opera. Each performance is brought to life by a storyteller, two singers, musicians, and a series of colourful illustrations. Taking on the Derek Clark arranged roles of ‘Pappagena’ and ‘Pamina’ in A Little Bit of The Magic Flute; ‘The Fairies’, ‘Phyllis’ and ‘Iolanthe’ in his adaptation of Iolanthe and a ‘Puffin’ in Puffy McPuffer and the Crabbit Canals, Marion Christie, a tale of the five waterways that link Scotland from the North Sea to the Atlantic.
Last summer she also performed the roles of ‘Maria Bertram’ in the five-star return production of Mansfield Park, Dove for Waterperry Opera Festival in Oxford; ‘Hero’ in Much Ado About Nothing, Stanford at the Leeds Opera Festival with Northern Opera; ‘Pandora’ in Radius Opera’s production of Tim Benjamin’s new work The Fire of Olympus touring the North of England Autumn 2019, ‘Juliet’ in Romeo and Juliet, Gounod, for Arcadian Opera in Stowe, Buckinghamshire; and the role of ‘Christmas Elf’ in The Christmas Elf with Music by Hans Pfitzner in Leeds for Northern Opera this opera was suitable for the whole family.
Charlotte won first prize in the Pendine International ‘Voice of the Future’ at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July 2018 and sang with Rolando Villazón and Rhian Lois in concert at the festival in July 2019.
Following five-star reviews in 2017 for her ‘Uccelina’ in Scottish Opera’s BambinO at the MiF Manchester, the Edinburgh Fringe, and Glasgow, she toured the role to Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and subsequently the Metropolitan Opera in New York for a series of sold-out shows in 2018.
A graduate of the Royal College of Music Master’s in Performance (Voice) 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 continues to refine her technique with her Professor and coaches. She has participated in specialist classes and Masterclasses with Lisa Milne MBE’ Patricia Hay; W.Stephen Smith and many other experts in the field.
Charlotte is an advanced level dancer ballet, tap, contemporary, Latin and ballroom, and a 2nd Dan black belt in Karate.
Her opera roles have included:
2019 – Christmas Elf in The Christmas Elf – Northern Opera
2019 – Juliet in Romeo and Juliet – Arcadian Opera
2019 – Pandora in The Fire Of Olympus – Radius Opera
2019 – Hero in Much Ado About Nothing – Northern Opera
2019 – Maria Bertram in Mansfield Park – Waterperry Opera Festival
2019 – Pappagena and Pamina in A Little Bit of The Magic Flute – Scottish Opera
2019 – Phyllis and Iolanthe in Iolanthe – Scottish Opera
2019 – Puffin in Puffy McPuffer and the Crabbit Canals – Scottish Opera
2018 – The Plaintiff in Trial By Jury – Surrey Opera
2018 – Uccellina in BambinO – Scottish Opera
2018 – Maria Bertram in Mansfield Park – Waterperry Opera Festival
2018 – Cunegonde in Candide – Surrey Opera
2018 – Uccellina in BambinO – The Metropolitan Opera
2018 – Uccellina in BambinO – for Théâtre du Châtelet
2017 – Uccellina in BambinO – for Scottish Opera
2016 – Frasquita in Carmen – Berlin Opera Academy
2016 – Zerlina in Don Giovanni – Opera Britain
2016 – Jessie Jnr in The Little White Town of Never Weary – Scottish Opera
2015 – Gretel in Hansel and Gretel – Music Academy International in Trentino, Italy
2015 – The First Witch in Dido and Aeneas – RCS Opera School
2015 – Eve in Jonathan Dove’s The Walk from the Garden – Scottish Opera Connect
Her recent concert and recital engagements include:
2020 – Sweet Sixteen – Balcony Concert No. 16
2020 – Our Little Staycation – Balcony Concert No. 15
2020 – A Disney Medley – Balcony Concert No. 14
2020 – Let’s Glitter And Be Gay – Balcony Concert No. 13
2020 – A Little Mozart and Handel – Balcony Concert No. 12
2020 – A Very Merry Unwedding to you, to us? To you… – Balcony Concert No. 11
2020 – A Night At The Musicals – Balcony Concert No. 10
2020 – An English Garden Party – Balcony Concert No. 9
2020 – Equipment Experimenting! – Balcony Concert No. 8
2020 – VE Day – Balcony Concert No. 7
2020 – May Day, May Day – Balcony Concert No. 6
2020 – A Creative Life Is A Happy Life – Balcony Concert No. 5
2020 – Across The Atlantic, With A Biting Surprise – Balcony Concert No. 4
2020 – Happy Easter and Joyous Passover to one and all – Balcony Concert No. 3
2020 – Using Live Streaming For The First Time – Balcony Concert No. 2
2020 – Ballad’s of the Balcony – Balcony Concert No. 1
2020 – Dance of the Furies – Ben Crick & Skipton Camerata
2019 – Opera Gala With Rolando Villazón – Llangollen International Eisteddfod
2018 – Rachmaninov Recital – Pushkin House
2018 – Tideswell Male Voice Choir – Remembrance Concert
2018 – Llangollen International Eisteddfod – Pendine International Voice of the Future
2018 – Tideswell Male Voice Choir – Summer Concert
2018 – Joint Music Societies’ Dinner – Representing The Mahler Society
2017 – Handel’s “Messiah” – Northern Baroque Sinfonia and the Salford Choral Society, conducted by Tom Newall
2017 – Purcell’s “O Sing Unto The Lord”, Pergolesi’s “Magnificat”, and Handel’s Psalm 112 “Laudate Pueri Dominum”, conducted by John Bate
2017 – Handel’s “Messiah” – Blackburn Music Society and the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra at Blackburn Cathedral, conducted by Tom Newall.
2017 – “La Dolce Speranza” as part of the Weber in London concert series taking place at Royal College of Music, London.
2016 – “La Música I La Paraula” – Auditori Municipal Enric Granados, Lleida, Spain.
2016 – “La Música I La Paraula” a- Musitekton, Barcelona, Spain.