Mezzo-Soprano Charlene M. well known in Opera, Oratorio, and Concert most recently performed in Concert the role of Orlofsky in the opera Die Fledermaus, acclaimed critic’s stated,” Ms. Charlene is as velvety an actress as she is a singer and she makes of the Prince a prancing delight.”Other roles in which Ms. Charlene has received rave reviews have been: Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata; Cornelia in Handel’s Julius Caesare ; Angelina in La Cenerentola; Rosina in Barber of Seville; Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte; Suzuki in Madama Butterfly; Isaura in Tancredi; Thea in Tippett’s The Knot Garden .Some other roles also performed with great success have been:Elvira from I Puritani (Naples Version for Mezzo);Cherubino, La Nozze di Figaro; L’Enfant in L’Enfant et les Sortileges; Unulfo in Handel’s, Rodelinda; Desideria in St. of Bleecker Street; Mother, Amahl and the Night visitors; Carolina in Henze’s,Elergy for Young Lovers; Mrs. Segstrom in A little Night Music.
In Oratorio Ms. Charlene has performed many major works from Vivaldi to 20th Century. Such works as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Bach’s Magnificat, Britten’s, Rejoice in the Lamb, and Handel’s Messiah to name just a few. Most recently making her Carnegie Hall debut in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Pauken Mass.
Ms. Charlene has been featured soloist with the Catskill Glee Club, Mendelssohn Glee Club , St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and the Trinity Concert series in New York City, The Staten Island Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Alea III, Opera Orchestra of New York, Riverside Orchestra , Little Orchestra Society of New York, New York Oratorio Society, The Greenwich Village Singers, The New Haven Chorale, The Grazhda Festival, The Ukrainian Cultural Center, and The Westchester Chorale Society.In film you can see Ms. Charlene in The Ballad of Bettie Paige ( 2004).
Ms. Charlene received her BA degree in voice and flute from Peabody Conservatory, and her MM degree in voice from Boston University.Her early training in opera began at The Washington Opera at Kennedy Center, Aspen Opera Theater, and The Pittsburgh Opera Center. In 2005, Miss. Charlene traveled to Costa Rica, where she performed Handel’s, Messiah with The New York Chorale Society for the President of Costa Rica and, The Minister of Culture. Before this engagement Miss.
Charlene performed La Cenerentola in South Carolina, and coming back form Costa Rica performed Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with The York Symphony Other engagements performed recently, Rossini’s, Le Petite Solenelle; Mozart’s Requiem; Brahms, Alto Rhapsody Op 53; 10 concert series of sacred songs throughout South Korea and Japan. A debut with the well- known Music Festival of the Hamptons performing Mozart’s concert aria Ch’io mi scordi di te?… Non temer, amato bene,K.505. and Purcell’s ;Dido and Aneaus.