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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Charlie Drummond Soprano

Recipient of Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2016

Charlie Drummond read English Literature at King’s College London, and is a graduate from 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 was the recipient of the Musicians’ Company Silver Medal in 2016 and is a Samling Young Artist.

On the operatic stage Charlie has recently performed the roles of Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, La Contessa Le nozze di Figaro and Mrs Julian in Britten's Owen Wingrave (all with the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio). Sofia in Rossini's Il signor Bruschino at the Teatro Signorelli in Cortona , and Eleonora in Salieri's 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 looks forward to performing the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with British Youth Opera this September.

She has a wide concert repertoire including Vaughan-Williams' Sea Symphony at the Beijing Concert Hall, Brahm's Requiem at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, 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.

This biography was updated in July 2017.