Charlotte-Anne Shipley – Soprano
Charlotte-Anne read Music at Oxford University, where she held a choral scholarship. Despite applying as an instrumentalist (piano & clarinet), during her three years as an undergraduate she became heavily involved in the choral scene and soon became sought-after as a soprano soloist with all the major university choirs. Her concert performances have included Britten’s Les Illuminations, Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, Coronation Mass, Great Mass in C and Solemn Vespers, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Messiah, & Alexander’s Feast, Vivaldi’s Laudate Pueri and Gloria, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Bach’s St John’s Passion, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Vaughan-Williams’ Serenade to Music, and Mahler’s 8th Symphony. Charlotte studied at the Rome Opera Studio for two years, where she worked with Italian soprano Renata Scotto. Last year Charlotte reached the final of the Concorso Lirico Magenta (Milan) and the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition in Zaragossa. This year, Charlotte was a finalist at the Premio Spiros Argiris (Sarzana), won second prize at the Concorso Internationale Zandonai at Riva del Garda, and first prize at La Fenice Versilia (Lucca). Her operatic repertoire includes Mimi (La Boheme), Leonora (Il Trovatore), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Micaela (Carmen), Contessa (la Nozze de Figaro) Liu (Turandot), Desdemona (Otello) and Pamina (Die Zauberflute). She has had the pleasure of working with Bruno Aprea, Andrew Parrott, Bob Chilcott, Justin Lavender and John Rutter, and participating in Masterclasses with Ann Liebeck, Ian Partridge, Gidon Sachs and Emma Kirkby. She has studied under Nicholas Powell, Nicholas Clapton, Janice Chapman, and Italian Tenor Luca Canonici.