Coloratura soprano Charlotte Knight last made me laugh as Cecily Cardew in Earnest, the Importance of Being at Toronto Operetta Theatre this season. Her fierce technique is easy to hear, and like all great comediennes, Charlotte is also a smart and versatile performer; she just finished singing Rona Lisa Peretti in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with No Strings Theatre. Next season, you can hear her in November with the Gallery Players of Niagara, singing Villa-Lobos’ stunning Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 for soprano and eight cellos. and in May 2016 with Toronto Masque Theatre‘s production of The Fairy Queen.
Obviously in love with performing, Charlotte gave a beautiful interview about working hard, and not comparing yourself to others.
1. Why do you sing, and why are you pursuing it professionally?
The short answer is: because I love it.
The long answer is: because I absolutely love it. For me, there is nothing more thrilling and fulfilling than cracking the spine on a new score, delving into the often complex journey of a character, developing rhythms and relationships with colleagues during the rehearsal process and then walking (or skipping…or jumping) onstage to perform for an audience.