Charlotte Corwin

Charlotte Corwin, Soprano

Pacific Opera Victoria
Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring
Rowan in The Little Sweep
February and March 2013


Lyric soprano Charlotte Corwin made her debut with Pacific Opera Victoria as Fiordiligi in the 2010 production of Mozart's Così fan tutte. She returns in February 2013 to perform in two of Pacific Opera Victoria's 2013 Britten Festival productions in celebration of the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten. She will be Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring and Rowan, the nursery maid in The Little Sweep.

Charlotte Corwin is quickly establishing herself as an accomplished performer of both opera and concert repertoire.

Recent highlights include Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass/Salve Regina with the Aradia Ensemble, Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare with Opera In Concert, Gilda in Opera York's Rigoletto, and Konstanze in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Edmonton Opera.

In 2012, Charlotte debuted as Musetta in a concert version of Puccini's La Bohème with Kingston Symphony Orchestra and returned to Montreal's Choeur St- Laurent for Mozart's sublime Mass in C Minor. Charlotte's 2012/13 season includes a recital for la Société d'art vocal de Montréal, operetta favourites with the Victoria Symphony in their annual Viennese New Year, as well as her appearances with Pacific Opera Victoria.

Upcoming is her debut with Toronto Masque Theatre, starring in John Blow's Venus and Adonis and Alice Ping Yee Ho's new opera, The Lesson of Da Ji.

A member of the elite Atelier lyrique de L'Opéra de Montréal from 2005 to 2008, Miss Corwin performed the roles of Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Asphodèle (Chabrier's L'Étoile), The Governess (Britten's The Turn of the Screw), and Flaminia in Haydn's Il mondo della luna. Charlotte debuted as Juliette in the 2007 production of Roméo et Juliette with L'Opéra de Quebec.

On the concert stage, Miss Corwin has sung with many of Quebec's leading orchestras and choral groups, including Les Violons du Roi (Chantons Noel), Choeur St-Laurent (Petite Messe Solennelle) and I Medici di McGill (Nuits d'été, Berlioz).

As winner of the Joseph Rouleau Award for Best Artist from Quebec in the 2009 Montreal International Music Competition, Charlotte presented a recital at St. John's, Smith Square, in London, England. As a winner in the Ottawa Choral Society New Discoveries Competition, she performed as soloist in Larysa Kuzmenko's haunting Dreams.

AUDIO: Hear Charlotte Corwin in excerpts from variety of works by Massenet, Verdi, Carlisle Floyd, Gounod, and Libby Larsen.

Lyric soprano Charlotte Corwin [was] compelling with secure intonation, comfortable coloratura and beguiling charm.
Geoff Chapman, Opera Canada, of her performance as Flaminia in Il mondo della luna with Opera in Concert, January 2009

Soprano Charlotte Corwin provided the icing on the evening's cake. Not only is she possessed of a beautiful, creamy voice, immaculate technique and intonation, she treated her songs as if they were the greatest music in the world.
Deryk Barker, Music in Victoria

December 2012