Recipient of Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2016
Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Drummond read English Literature at King’s College London, and studies at the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Clare Shearer. In addition to an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2016, Charlie is grateful to be the recipient of a Help Musicians UK Tutton Award and to be supported by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Trust. She commences the Samling Young Artist programme in March 2017.
On the operatic stage Charlie has recently performed the roles of Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte and La Contessa Le nozze di Figaro (both with the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio), Sofia Il signor Bruschino at the Teatro Signorelli in Cortona (Raucous Rossini), and Eleonora Prima la musica e poi le parole. She also premiered the role of Serena Farage in the new opera The Secretary Turned CEO (Lucid Arts) at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival in 2013, and performed in the world premiere of Simoon by Erik Chisholm in 2014 (Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland).
She has a wide concert repertoire including Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at Glasgow City Halls (Orchestra of Scottish Opera), Haydn’s Creation (St John Smith’s Square), Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. Recital works include a performance of Faure’s La Bonne Chanson with French pianist Anne Le Bozec, and Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the St. James Orchestra.