British Soprano Charlotte O'Hare (nee Trepess) is an accomplished soloist and ensemble performer based in Ireland, working throughout Europe.
Opera roles and productions include: Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte - RNCM), Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne - RNCM), Pamina (The Mini Magic Flute - Opera North/RNCM), Esmeralda (The Bartered Bride - Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist, cover), Giunia (Lucio Silla - Buxton Festival Opera, cover), Elettra (Idomeneo, Buxton Festival Opera, cover), Emmie (Albert Herring - Opera North), Alice ( The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Opera North Education), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel, Silk Opera), Semele (Semele), Noble Page/Chorus (Tannhauser, Longborough Festival Opera), Chorus (Carmen, Nevill Holt Opera). Role excerpts included Ilia (Idomeneo), Die Baronin (Der Wildschutz) and Sandrina (La Finta Giadiniera).
Specialising in baroque repertoire, Charlotte works with various early music ensembles including Sestina, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Arcangelo, Resurgam, with notable performances including the title role in Handel's Theodora (Sestina, IBO), Israelite Woman (Esther, IBO), Ancilla II (St Matthew Passion, Arcangelo, BBC Proms). Other solo oratorio highlights include Messiah (Chamber Choir Ireland, IBO), St John Passion (Blackburn Cathedral), Jauchzett Gott in Allen Landen (Fibonacci Sequence, Buxton Festival), Brahm's Ein Deutsches Requiem (Manchester Cathedral), and upcoming performances of St Matthew Passion with IBO. Charlotte sings as a regular member of Chamber Choir Ireland, and has worked with numerous other ensembles including Det Norske Solistkor, Ars Nova Copenhagen, and the Gabrieli Consort.
Charlotte is a Samling Artist and a Concordia Artist. She has appeared in concert and recital at the Purcell Room, St Martins in the Field, &Piano Festival, and the Wigmore Hall. Charlotte has worked numerous times with the BBC Philharmonic, featuring on a disc of William Alwyn's film music with the orchestra, released with Chandos Records. Other recordings include Welcome Home Mr Dubourg (IBO), Master and Pupil (Sestina), Remembering Music, (Zelkova Quartet) and an upcoming disc of Weelkes with Resurgam. Charlotte has extensive experience in music education, outreach and vocal workshops, including projects with Opera North Education, Leeds Lieder, Charles Court Opera, and the Royal Opera House Opera Dots.
Charlotte graduated with a MMus with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music. She was the winner of the RNCM Gold Medal, the Elizabeth Harwood Prize and Frederic Cox Award. Throughout her studies Charlotte was generously supported by the Mona McGlone Award, Richard Newitt Fund, the Hilda Collens Award, a Dame Eva Turner Scholarship, and a Kate Snape Scholarship. Charlotte took her undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester, where she was awarded the Sydney Chaffers Scholarship.