Charlotte Hoather is a London based lyric coloratura Soprano. Following five-star reviews in 2017 for her ‘Uccelina’ in Scottish Opera’s BambinO in Manchester, Edinburgh, 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. Charlotte won first prize in the Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July 2018.
In 2019, Charlotte is delighted to return to Scottish Opera in May and June 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.
Charlotte will also perform the roles of ‘Maria Bertram’ in the five star return production of Mansfield Park, Dove for Waterperry Opera Festival in Oxford; to the Leeds Opera Festival as ‘Hero’ in Northern Opera’s Much Ado About Nothing, Stanford; to ‘Pandora’ in Radius Opera’s production of Tim Benjamin’s new opera The Fire of Olympus touring the North of England in Autumn 2019.
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 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 over the past eight years.
Charlotte is an advanced level dancer and a 2nd Dan black belt in Karate.
Her opera roles have included:
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
2015 – Eve in Jonathan Dove’s The Walk from the Garden – Scottish Opera Connect
Her opera scenes have included:
2018 – The Governess from The Turn Of The Screw – Royal College of Music
2018 – The Controller in a scene from Flight – Royal College of Music
2018 – Blanche de la Force in a scene from Dialogue Des Carmélites – Royal College of Music
2017 – Zerlina in a scene from Don Giovanni – Royal College of Music
2017 – Flora in a scene from The Turn of the Screw – Royal College of Music
2017 – Aminta in a scene from Il Re Pastore – Royal College of Music
2016 – Fiordiligi in a scene from Cosi Fan Tutte – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Her recent concert and recital engagements include:
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.