Charlie Drummond

Award: Tutton Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Voice

Location: National Opera Studio

Charlie Drummond was born in Lincoln, read English Literature at King's College London, and is a graduate from the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (AGOS) where she was under the tutelage of Clare Shearer. She moves to London to join the National Opera Studio in 2018 and continues her vocal development with internationally renowned dramatic soprano Rachel Nicholls. During her studies Charlie was the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Help Musicians UK Tutton Award, an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship, the Musicians’ Company Silver Medal, and the Bruce Millar Gulliver Prize. Charlie is also a Samling Young Artist. She is grateful to be supported by Help Musicians UK. 

Operatic roles include: Donna Anna Don Giovanni (British Youth Opera) Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, Fiordiligi Cosi Fan Tutte, La Contessa Le nozze di Figaro, and Mrs Julian in Britten's Owen Wingrave (AGOS) Sofia in Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino (Raucous Rossini), Eleonora in Salieri's Prima la musica e poi le parole (with Noa Namaat). She also premiered the role of Serena Farage in the new opera The Secretary Turned CEO (Lucid Arts), and performed in the world premiere of Simoon by Erik Chisholm (Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland).

Her wide concert repertoire includes: Tippet’s A Child of Our Time (Glasgow Cathedral), Vaughan-Williams' Sea Symphony at the Beijing Concert Hall, Brahm's Requiem at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall (Peking Sinfonietta - Nicolas Smith), Beethoven's Missa Solemnis at Glasgow City Halls (Orchestra of Scottish Opera - Bartosz Zurakowski), Beethoven's Choral Fantasia at Glasgow City Halls (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Thomas Dausgaard), Bernstein's Chichester Psalms at the Usher Hall (Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra - Marin Alsop), Haydn's Creation at St John Smith's Square (Nick Kraemer), Haydn's Nelson Mass, Orff's Carmina Burana, Mozart's Exultate Jubilate, and Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle. Recitals include an Independent Opera recital at the Wigmore Hall with pianist James Bailieu, Faure's La Bonne Chanson with French pianist Anne Le Bozec, and Strauss' Four Last Songs with the St. James Orchestra (Ryan Bancroft).