Photo: Charlie Drummond at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, March 2017. Photo credit: Mark Pinder
Charlie Drummond was born in Lincoln, read English Literature at King’s College London, and studies at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) where she is under the tutelage of Clare Shearer. Charlie is the grateful recipient of a Help Musicians UK Tutton Award, an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2016, and is supported by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Trust. She recently won the Bruce Millar Gulliver Singing Prize. She is also the recipient of the Musicians’ Company Silver Medal.
Recent roles include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Mrs Julian in Owen Wingrave, Sofia in Il signor Bruschino, and the world premiere of Simoon by Erik Chisholm. Concert repertoire includes Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony (Beijing Concert Hall, Peking Sinfonietta), Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (Orchestra of Scottish Opera), Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra).
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