Whistle-Stop Opera – An exploration of Europe

Whistle-Stop Opera – An exploration of Europe

Join three graduates of the RNCM for a lunch time recital of European Opera, Operetta and Oratorio.

Whether an opera lover or completely new to this genre this event promises to be accessible and enjoyable for all!


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro – Overture  ‘Se vuol ballare’ , ‘Porgi, Amor’

George Frideric Handel – Samson – ‘Thy Glorious Deeds Inspired my Tongue’

George Frideric Handel – Messiah – ‘Rejoice Greatly’

Claude Debussy – L’enfant prodigue – ‘Air de Lia’

 Richard Wagner – Tannhäuser – ‘O! Du mein holder Abendstern’

Giacomo Puccini – La bohème – ‘Sì, mi chiamano Mimì’

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni – ‘Deh vieni alla finestra’ ,‘La chi darem’


Charlotte Richardson is currently studying at the RNCM, where she recently won the Dame Eva Turner Prize for potential dramatic sopranos.  Previously, Charlotte studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and held a choral scholarship to King’s College London. On her gap year she was a Guinness choral scholar at Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. Between 2007 and 2012 she toured worldwide as soprano soloist with Riverdance choir Anúna.

Upcoming opera projects include Neomie (ugly stepsister) in Massenet’s Cendrillon (RNCM) with previous projects including La Baronne in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne (RNCM), Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Trinity Laban) and covering the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Winslow Hall).  Recent soloist highlights include Mozart’s C Minor Mass (Bristol Choral Society), Handel’s Messiah (Congleton Choral Society) and Vaughan-Williams’ A Sea Symphony (Tatton Singers).         www.charlotterichardson.co.uk

Edward Robinson is a baritone, based in the North West, currently studying for his Master of Music postgraduate degree. He is under the tutorship of the internationally acclaimed baritone, Quentin Hayes.

Edward’s operatic achievements include the role of Valens in Handel’s Theodora, Bobinet in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne,  Grosvenor in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, Sicario in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Dorset Opera festival and the role of Antonio in Clonter Opera’s production of Le nozze di Figaro, 2017.  Recent concerts as soloist include Faure’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Handel’s Messiah and Alexander’s Feast, Bach’s St. John Passion, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and a staged performance of his Songs of Travel with the RNCM Chamber Orchestra.    www.EdwardRobinsonBaritone.com

Daniel McLaughlin Recently completed his MMus studies at the RNCM, Daniel is a pianist and trombonist. He gained an LTCL diploma in Piano Performance at the age of 16, under the tuition of his Grandfather. He has accompanied recitals and competitions at the RNCM, and at Huddersfield University, where he gained a first class BMus (Hons) degree. Daniel has also accompanied soloists in the BBC Young Musician competition, and for competitors in the Kirklees Young Musician award. As a trombonist, Daniel currently plays for the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band. In 2016, he gained a DipABRSM diploma in trombone performance, and after receiving initial tuition from his Grandfather, has since been under the guidance of Richard Brown and, more recently, Jonathan Beatty.