Canadian mezzo soprano Charlotte Burrage makes her Pacific Opera Victoria debut as Second Lady in the 2017 production of Mozart's The Magic Flute.
Originally from Woodstock, Ontario, Charlotte holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the opera diploma program at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Credits include Rosina in The Barber of Seville and Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio), Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Saskatoon Opera; Grimgerde in Die Walküre, Mercédès in Carmen (Canadian Opera Company); Hansel in Hansel and Gretel (Vancouver Opera in Schools); Dorabella (Banff Centre Opera as Theatre, Jeunesses Musicales); La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica and the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon (UBC). Burrage performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Arnie Roth and was the alto soloist in the Bach Magnificat, BWV 243 (UBC).
Burrage was chosen to join the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio after winning Third Prize in the COC Ensemble Competition in 2012.
Charlotte Burrage ... had an easy top and warm low notes ... the lightness she used for her coloratura had some beautiful effects on the rest of her singing. Rosina was a great catalyst for Charlotte's acting, too, and she showed us that mezzos can be funny.
Jenna Douglas, Schmopera, review of COC Ensemble Studio's The Barber of Seville, 2015
Mezzo-soprano Charlotte Burrage, the Act 1 Dorabella, is blessed with a seductive lyric voice of great clarity of tone, overlying hearty expression.
Paula Citron, Review of COC Ensemble Studio's Così fan futte, 2014