Charlotte Gabrielle Bröker was born in London to French and German parents. Alongside her singing training, Charlotte began her artistic life as a ballet dancer at the West London School of Dance and at the Royal Ballet School on the associate programme from the age of 9 to 16. She went on to study the History of Art at Clare College Cambridge (BA) and at the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA). She was then awarded the Eva Malpass scholarship and the Trinity College scholarship for her Masters in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban conservatoire with teacher Patricia Rozario, which she achieved with Distinction.
Charlotte performs a wide range of repertoire from early music to newly commissioned works.
She has performed the premiere of contemporary operas Mathilde by Dominic McGonigal and The Little Match Girl by Chiara Benati and played the bride-to-be Milica in a performance of Ana Sokolović’s opera about a hen party, Svadba (Trinity Laban Opera). Further operatic roles include Dido Dido and Aeneas (Pembroke Music Society, Cambridge) Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Varna State Opera) and in opera scenes and galas she has performed the roles of Woglinde Das Rheingold, First Lady, Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte, Rusalka Rusalka, Mimi La Boheme, Violetta La Traviata. She was scheduled to play the Vixen in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, directed by Thomas Guthrie in July 2020 (Trinity Laban Opera) which was sadly cancelled due to the coronavirus. Next, she will play Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the Astana Opera Theatre.
As a soloist, Charlotte has performed Bach Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Bach Erwünschtes Freudenlicht, Vivaldi Nulla et in mundo pax sincera, Vivaldi Gloria, Vivaldi Gloria 588, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Haydn Paukenmesse.
As a recitalist, Charlotte has performed at a Debussy gala at the Russian cultural centre, she has sung in a concert for Jonathan Dove’s 60th birthday and gives recitals in the UK and abroad. She also collaborated with fine artist, Hamish Pearch on a one-woman opera/performance piece for the Royal Academy of Art.
Charlotte is part of contemporary classical and early music vocal ensemble, Philomel, performing concerto delle donne repertoire and works commissioned for the group. Charlotte has performed in masterclasses for coloratura star Sumi Jo at the Wigmore Hall, Sonia Ganassi and Fabio Armiliato (Varna State Opera), and was selected to sing in a masterclass with lyric soprano Carmela Remigio. Charlotte continues to work closely with teacher, Sylvie Valayre.