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.
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