Charlotte Whittle

Charlotte Whittle is a young dramatic soprano from the Kingdom of Fife.

 

In September 2021 Charlotte sang scenes in the role of Elettra (Idomeneo) and Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) under the direction of conductor and pianist Thomas Barthel (Opernhaus Zürich). The young Wagnerian recently made her Cardiff debut in November 2021 alongside internationally renowned pianist Sian Davies, performing a recital of R.Strauss Lieder. Charlotte has worked in Dublin with Dr. Dearbhla Collins (Royal Irish Academy of Music) performing scenes in the role of Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera) and Elsa (Lohengrin). Scottish appearances include the Edinburgh International Festival with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where she was guest recitalist at St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile. 

 

Summer 2019 saw Charlotte performed at the first ever Largo Arts Week with comedian Phil Jupitus and fellow Fifer, internationally renowned artist David Mach. She appeared as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Elettra (Idomeneo) with the St Andrews based Heisenberg Ensemble under the baton of Gillian Craig. 

A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Charlotte now spends much of her time performing in Zürich, Switzerland. There she receives coaching from vocal mentor and international dramatic soprano Vera Wenkert  at the International Institut StimmKunst where Charlotte is an Associate Teacher.

 

She still finds time to perform each Christmas Day at the local nursing home in her own Lundin Links Community.

Alongside Charlotte performing will be international Swiss Soprano Regina Meyer, and Welsh National Opera pianist Sian Davies. You are invited to join them for what will be a sparkling evening of opera and song, where you will meet the heroines of some of music’s greatest stories. In this intimate setting, be prepared to be taken away on a magical musical journey...

Regina Meyer

Regina Meyer sings as a soloist in Switzerland and abroad in many concerts, orchestra masses and opera projects - among many others at the Festival Cully Classique and the Liedfestspielen Sent. At the Operetta Theatre in Arth (Switzerland) she sang Venus in Offenbachs‘ “Orpheus in der Unterwelt” during thirty performances. Aside from these engagements she’s creating her own, creative concert programs, poetic performance theatres, chamber music productions and Song Recitals. Among various projects were “Blütenschimmer” (song recital with Marina Weigel, piano), “A dream is a wish” (Performance Theater with Adalberto Maria Riva, piano), “Volksgschnäder” (traditional swiss songs, with the stringduo von Däniken), “Perlen der Barockmusik” (virtuoso baroque program, with the trumpet player Yannick Wey) and “Sonnenwende” (Chambermusic with the Cochlea Duo, Lindsay Buffington, harp and Chelsea Czuchra, flute).

Sian Davies

Sian Davies completed her repetiteur course at Wales Academy of Voice. During her course, Sian was asked to be a repetiteur for Mark Llewellyn Evan’s ABC of Opera.  She was invited to work as a repetiteur with Welsh National Opera on their youth and community projects as well as their youth opera. Whilst at the Academy of Voice, Sian accompanied for masterclasses with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Susan Bullock, Joyce Fieldsend, and many others. Whilst a primary teacher, Sian accompanied many of Wales’s soloists and international soloists, such as Mark Stephen Doss, Trystan Llyr Griffiths, Rhys Meirion, Bonny Tyler, Charlotte Church. Rebecca Evans, Mark Llewellyn Evans, and many more. Sian is working with opera companies such as Opera in Situ on their Trilogy, and is currently touring with Cardiff Opera on their “Cosi Fan Tutte” project this summer and will perform in “Macbeth” later this year.

Lily Forsyth

Lily Forsyth is an emerging young actress from the East Neuk of Fife. Lily has performed in various musicals such as The Sound of Music, The Pirates of Penzance and Fiddler on the Roof. She has played the part of Dani in Suhayla El-Bushra's 'FOMO' on the traverse stage in Edinburgh in connection with the National Theatre. Lily studied acting in 2020 at the City of Glasgow College where she played Nicky in a production of John Godber's 'Shakers'. She loves to share her joy of acting with others and has hosted introductory drama classes at Anstruther Primary school as well as co-directed a production of Cush Jumbo's 'The Accordian Shop' at The Waid Academy.

In November 2021, Lily participated in a professional exploration of the 'Freelancers in the Dark' project, working closely with Aulos Productions to investigate various social, cultural and economic effects covid19 had on independent arts workers across the UK. Lily has been studying singing and acting under the tuition of soprano, Charlotte Whittle, for 5 years.

Friday, 29th July
8:00pm
Most Holy Trinity Church
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Regina Meyer

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Sian Davies

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Lily Forsyth