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.


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



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2 days ago

State Opera South Australia

Week 1 of rehearsals for Summer of the 17th doll done and dusted!

Tickets still available for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at Her Majesty's Theatre 14-20 November:

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These photos are a great advertisement

Summer of the 17th Doll. ....... what memories. It must be 40 years since seeing it for the first time.

Can’t wait to see and hear this terrific cast! 🎶🎉

Love the set. Can’t wait to see it.

Looks fabulous


Looking forward to this.

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Part of the thrill of Seventeenth Doll, like any great opera, is the ensemble writing for the singers - Anthony Hunt Delves into the ensemble writing in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Richard Mills.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll comes to Her Majesty's Theatre from 14-20 November:
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Antoinette Halloran performed from her balcony in quarantine on the weekend for 9 News Adelaide!

Antoinette plays Olive in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll from 14-20 Nov at Her Majesty's Theatre:
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1 week ago

State Opera South Australia

First day of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll rehearsals with the whole team!

What a bunch of Kewpie pies.

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Throwback to day 12 of quarantine with Dimity Shepherd! We can't wait to have you and the rest of the artists in the studio TODAY for the first day of rehearsals for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. ... See MoreSee Less

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very exciting and well deserved Dimity!! Say hi to my home town for me 🙂

Loving this!!!!

Yay!!! So excited for you!! Enjoy!

Go Dimza! ❤️

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