Soprano Charlotte Trepess graduated with a MMus with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017, where she studied with Sarah Rhodes, and since with Mary Plazas. She was the winner of the RNCM Gold Medal, the Elizabeth Harwood Prize and Frederic Cox Award. Throughout her studies Charlotte was generously supported by the Mona McGlone Award, Richard Newitt Fund, the Hilda Collens Award, a Dame Eva Turner Scholarship, and a Kate Snape Scholarship.
Roles at the RNCM included Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne), and Pamina (The Mini Magic Flute). Role excerpts included Ilia (Idomeneo), Die Baronin (Der Wildschutz) and Sandrina (La Finta Giadiniera).
In 2013 Charlotte made her Opera North debut as Emmie in Giles Havergal's production of Albert Herring. Since then work with other companies has included Nevill Holt Opera (Chorus, Carmen), Longborough Festival Opera (Noble Page, Tannhauser), and Buxton Festival Opera (chorus in Verdi's Macbeth/Alzira, cover Giunia in Lucio Silla, cover Elettra in Idomeneo). Last year Charlotte was an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera, performing in the chorus for Offenbach's Fantasio, and covering Esmeralda and chorus in Smetana's The Bartered Bride. Charlotte also recently performed in two projects with Opera North Education, singing Pamina in The Mini Magic Flute, and Alice in 'The Mad Hatter's Tea Party', based on Will Todd's Wonderland Restored. Charlotte regularly works with Northern Irish early music ensemble Sestina and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Recent roles collaborating with both groups include the title role in Handel's Theodora, and Israelite Woman in Handel's Esther.
Charlotte took her undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester, where she was awarded the Sydney Chaffers Scholarship. In her third year she performed the title role in Handel's Semele in the university's first fully staged opera. Other productions included Gretel in Silk Opera's production of Hansel and Gretel, and Cupid in Blow's Venus and Adonis.
Charlotte is a Samling Artist and a Concordia Artist. She has performed in recital at the Purcell Room, St Martins in the Field, and in concert with the Fibonacci Sequence at Buxton Festival. Charlotte has worked numerous times with the BBC Philharmonic, featuring on a CD of William Alwyn's film music with the orchestra, released with Chandos Records. Other recent recordings include a CD featuring the music of Matthew Dubourg with the IBO, and soloist alongside the Zelkova Quartet on a disc of music by composer Nicholas Simpson. Charlotte has worked with Opera North Education, Leeds Lieder, Concordia Foundation outreach, and the Royal Opera House Opera Dots in various education/outreach projects. Charlotte joined Chamber Choir Ireland as a full-time Soprano at the start of 2020, and is also a member of the BBC Daily Service Singers and deputy for the BBC Singers and Gabrieli Consort.
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