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Charlotte Hoather
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I am a classical soprano who graduated at the RCS in Glasgow - welcome to my world !
I am a classical soprano who graduated at the RCS in Glasgow - welcome to my world !

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After several weeks of rehearsals and performances, it was nice to have a little time this week to recharge and become inspired by new repertoire and watch other performers on stage including supporting my friends watching their scenes.

Also last week I had the pleasure of going to watch “Adriana Lecouvreur” at the Royal Opera House. Whilst I’m living in London, I’m trying to see and hear as much as I can and make the most of the student deals that are available. The production was breathtaking and I was able to see one of my singing inspirations, Angela Gheorghiu, who gave an exciting and thrilling performance, but I must say the whole cast was phenomenal. Everybody had such beautiful voices with incredible projection.

https://charlottehoatherblog.com/2017/02/19/adriana-lecouvreur-at-the-royal-opera-house/
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Goodness gracious, I feel like I have just been flying today. I participated in my first solo concert today with a classical orchestra. The concert was part of the Weber in London concert series taking place at Royal College of Music, London.

As an ensemble, we performed “La Dolce Speranza” by Weber alongside the wonderful conductor Ben Palmer. It was great to work with the orchestra and Ben.

https://charlottehoatherblog.com/2017/02/12/weber-in-london-my-first-concert-with-the-rcm-classical-orchestra/
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WEBER IN LONDON:
RCM CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA
2.30pm | Sunday 12 February
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music

Ben Palmer conductor
Chi-Hang Long piano
Charlotte Hoather soprano
Yiwen Su soprano

RCM Classical OrchestraMusicians from the Utrecht Conservatorium

Weber Overture: Der Beherrscher der Geister
La dolce speranza
Piano Concerto no 1 in C major
Misera me!
Overture: Der Freischütz

When Carl Maria von Weber came to London in 1826 he was revered as an international star. His opera Der Freischütz had already formed the basis of six different stage productions in one year.

Based on programmes of the Philharmonic Society and other London stages, don't miss this exciting exploration of Weber’s music, for which our outstanding Classical Orchestra will be joined by musicians from the Utrecht Conservatorium.

This event is presented in association with the Internationale Carl Maria von Weber Gesellschaft, Kings College London and German Historical Institute London, and part of the Weber in London: Opera and Cosmopolitanism conference.
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I have had another exciting Friday this week, with my second round of opera scenes. This week I had the challenge to play a flirty Zerlina in Don Giovanni, which was quite different to last week’s Flora. It was a challenging scene for me as my wonderful…

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On Friday I had the pleasure to share the stage with my wonderful colleagues in a set of Opera Scenes produced by the Royal College of Music. The scenes were all from the works of Benjamin Britten to mark the 30th anniversary of the building of the Benjamin Britten Theatre at the College

https://charlottehoatherblog.com/2017/01/29/britten-opera-scenes/
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This weekend I have been able to catch up with some sleep and spend a little time with friends ahead of what will be a busy three weeks for me.

Next Friday I will be performing alongside some amazing singers from the Royal College of Music in the first set of opera scenes for 2017. The rehearsals for these scenes enter their final week, and I am so excited to see how they all come together. I will be singing the part of Flora in a scene from Benjamin Britten’s ‘Turn Of The Screw’, directed by Lorenzo Mariani, with Josephine Goddard, Carly Owen and Ashlyn Tymms.

I will also be singing the part of one of the fairies in a scene from another of Britten’s operas, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, directed by John Copley. The cast for this scene is a little bigger to accommodate all the characters needed and is made up of Rory Carver, Amy Manford, Steven Mills, Feargal Mostyn-Williams, Beth Moxon, Carly Owen, Ida Ranzlov, Eleanor Sanderson-Nash, Harry Thatcher, and myself.

https://charlottehoatherblog.com/2017/01/22/a-busy-few-weeks/
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This week has been another interesting and exciting week for me. With lots of challenges to overcome, starting with a tube strike with the London Underground on Monday. It could not have come on a worse day for me as at Midday I had an audition on the other side of London to get to. The trip using the tube connections would have taken me about 50 minutes normally. So when I heard about the tube strike I gave myself an extra hour and half to use the buses with the goal to get there 30 minutes before my warm up time. A Northerner’s ignorance! I also thought it would be a great idea to take my trusty pink wheelie trolley bag with all my belongings rather than just a back-pack. [Which turned out to be a blessing as I’ll tell you later.]
https://charlottehoatherblog.com/2017/01/15/walkabout/
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Over the Christmas break at home, I watched with my Mum a TV programme called “Dance Moms”. My Mum is a fan of this program with its many controversies, in the UK it is on 5 Star every weekday with a double bill on a Tuesday. The show comes in for a lot…

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Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas or winter festive period, and that the New Year brings you success, happiness and good health. Over the past few days I have been so grateful for the fabulous time that I have shared with my…

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It was such a treat to travel home yesterday with my brother Matt for the Christmas break, Tom my younger brother was also driving home at the same time from Glasgow. This year the timings were perfect as we were all able to make it home in time to…
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