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Woman in floral dress smiling. Charlotte Jane Kennedy Headshot.

British Soprano Charlotte Jane Kennedy is in the second year of her Master of Performance at The Royal College of Music studying with Janis Kelly and Simon Lepper. Charlotte is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar supported by the Robert McFadzean Whyte Award and is also supported by the Munster Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust.


At The Royal College of Music, roles have included Maturina in Gazzaniga's Don Giovanni Tenorio, Jenny Lind (cover) in the UK Premiere of Libby Larsen's Barnum's Bird, La Bergère & La Chouette in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, Venus in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld in the Opera Studio's productions as well as scenes as Adina in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. This summer Charlotte performed the roles of Second Shining One, Branch-Bearer and Malice in Vaughan Williams’s The Pilgrim’s Progress with British Youth Opera. Previous experience with BYO includes chorus in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel at Opera Holland Park. Charlotte was a Waterperry Young Artist where she performed scenes as Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Zweite Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Trio in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti.


Experience in song includes being both a 2023 Leeds Lieder Young Artist and Bloomsbury Festival New Wave Artist alongside her duo partner Frasier Hickland, recent competition success in the AESS Patricia Routledge English Song Competition and masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen at the Gŵyl Machynlleth Schubertiade and with Roger Vignoles at the Wigmore Hall. Highlights at the RCM include masterclasses with Sumi Jo and Jonathan Lemalu as well as covering the soprano soloist in Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony. Charlotte performs regularly on the concert platform and recent repertoire includes Haydn's Nelson Mass for the Leith Hill Festival, Dvorak's Mass in D at St John's Smith Square and Bach's B Minor Mass with Adrian Butterfield for City Music Society. recently performed in the RCM’s SongPlus concert: Love in the Folksong Tradition, presenting works for Voice, French Horn and Piano. She was also honored to sing a duet in a memorial concert for the late Joseph Horowitz and presented a selection of French Song in a lecture-recital at the RCM’s César Franck Symposium. Other highlights at the RCM include a masterclass with Sumi Jo and covering the soprano soloist in Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony.


Charlotte is a first class graduate of The Royal Northern College of Music where she was recipient of The Alexander Young Prize in her final year and a member of the RNCM Songsters, notably performing at the 2021 Manchester Song Festival. Roles whilst studying include Night in Purcell's The Fairy Queen and scenes as Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Nina in Massenet's Chérubin.

Charlotte is really interested in outreach and making music accessible for all people and she regularly performs in care homes across London, Surrey and the North West. Charlotte has extensive experience in outreach and education, previously working as a Learning Support Assistant, supporting SEN students access the curriculum as well as working the RNCM Pathfinder programme, The RNCM Children's Opera Project and the London Youth Choir.

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