Performance for Varna International Opera Gala
Charlotte Gabrielle Bröker
Charlotte Gabrielle Bröker was born in London to French and German parents. Alongside her singing training, Charlotte began her artistic life as a ballet dancer at the West London School of Dance and at the Royal Ballet School on the associate programme from the age of 9 to 16. She went on to study the History of Art at Clare College Cambridge (BA) and at the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA). She was then awarded the Eva Malpass scholarship and the Trinity College scholarship for her Masters in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban conservatoire with teacher Patricia Rozario, which she achieved with Distinction.
Charlotte performs a wide range of repertoire from early music to newly commissioned works.
She has performed the premiere of contemporary operas Mathilde by Dominic McGonigal and The Little Match Girl by Chiara Benati and played the bride-to-be Milica in a performance of Ana Sokolović’s opera about a hen party, Svadba (Trinity Laban Opera). Further operatic roles include Dido Dido and Aeneas (Pembroke Music Society, Cambridge) Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Varna State Opera) and in opera scenes and galas she has performed the roles of Woglinde Das Rheingold, First Lady, Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte, Rusalka Rusalka, Mimi La Boheme, Violetta La Traviata. She was scheduled to play Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the Astana Opera Theatre in April 2020 and the Vixen in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, directed by Thomas Guthrie in July 2020 (Trinity Laban Opera) which have both been postponed due to the coronavirus.
Leonardslee Opera Gala
Leonardslee Lake and Gardens, Lower Beeding
Charlotte strongly believes singing to be a holistic expression of the individual’s mind and body. She teaches this approach by working on posture and alignment, breath control, optimum phonation and free articulation, and freedom and creativity of expression. Charlotte believes these principles can be applied to all styles of singing and she teaches both children and adults of all levels.