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CHARLOTTE KELSO

MEZZO-SOPRANO

Charlotte Kelso studied at the Elder Conservatorium, graduating with a Director’s Award and the Rae Cocking Memorial Prize. This year, she looks forward to singing with State Opera of South Australia as Young Christina in Edwards’ Christina’s World, and Peep-Bo in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Her past operatic roles include Galatea (Aci, Galatea e Polifemo), Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Second Sprite (The Magic Flute), and Second Witch (Dido and Aeneas). Charlotte recently performed at the Coriole Music Festival, and was soloist for the Australian premiere of Kim André Arnesen’s Magnificat. Other recent concert engagements include Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Theresienmesse and Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass), Mozart’s Missa Brevis K275, Bach’s cantatas 77, 78, 106, and 150, and Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Messiah, and notably in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She was one of eight national finalists in the 2018 Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition for oratorio.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Peep-Bo – The Mikado (2019)
Clarrie the Butcher – Boojum! (2019)
Christina – Christina’s World (2019)

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Who saw Dominic J Walsh - tenor in the role of Nanki Poo in "The Mikado" in November last year?

As part of Opera Queensland's An Aria A Day series, he reprises the aria 'A Wand'ring minstrel I', accompanied by his husband, Dr Edgar Chan, a Clinical Neuro-psychologist with the NHS working on the frontline of the Covid-19 recovery.
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Saw it in the front row with some friends. Loved every second of it.

It was a pleasure working with Dominic last year!!! Great fun!

State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre.

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

Adelaide Festival Centre
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State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre. 

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: https://www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

Adelaide Festival Centre

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So happy you’ll be back performing this year. Love to all the SOSA family! xx

So pleased this is able to go ahead! Can’t wait to see it 🙂

Yippee

Booked!!😎

Nick Plus Cindy Liau

Danielle Ruggiero-Prior date night?

Ooooooooh Sophie Felicilicity?

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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass' most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

#stateopera #MakeHistory #createourfuture #opera
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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

#stateopera #makehistory #createourfuture #opera

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Fabulous memories. Would do it again in a flash. Einstein was definitely the most challenging mentally and physically.

A rare treat to see these 3 wonderful operas together. My favourite was Akhenaten.

It was an incredible thing to be part of!

A highlight for me! I would do it again if given the chance! My favourite of the three portrait operas!

I have never counted to 8 so many times in my life!!

Unforgettable.

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