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; created green screen performances for Northern Opera and Arcadian Opera and in December 2020 released a cd recording of balcony favourites called ‘Songs from our Balcony’ available to download or stream on all the premier sites.
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.
Summer 2019 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.