Charlotte de Rothschild is an internationally renowned lyric soprano who specialises in Oratorio and the Art of Song – whether this is Lieder, Chanson, Folk, Art Song or Kakyoku (Japanese classical Western-style songs). Charlotte has a particularly interesting and unusual approach in tailoring her recital programmes to specific themes: the best known is the "Family Connections" programme in which all the songs are by composers who were either friends, teachers, or ancestors of her family during the last two hundred years.
She sings in 18 languages and was hailed as a pioneer in Japan, being one of the first foreigners to have recorded a complete CD of Kakyoku called "Nihon no tabiji - A Japanese Journey". This was recently released on the Nimbus Alliance label (NI 6190) with whom she has a new 6 CD contract. Fairy Songs, (NI 6193) a collection of British 19th and 20th Century songs accompanied on the harp by Danielle Perrett is the June release.
After Charlotte's recent tour to Japan Dr Daisaku Ikeda, the founder of the Min-On Concert Association wrote her a letter with following words;
Allow me to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude for your virtuoso performance during your latest tour of Japan after eight long-awaited years. I say this not only on behalf of the Min-on Concert Association, but also as an aficianado of musical culture. many of those who attended your Bouquet of Flower Songs concerts expressed wholehearted agreement, delighting in your heavenly voice. One such fan described your performance as uplifting as "a refreshing breeze ushering in spring."
I truly believe that the sincerity of your soul and the magic of your voice has been a soothing salve for many Japanese, whose wounds from the catastrophic earthquake of March 11, 2011 remain fresh, imbuing us with hope for the future. And for this, I cannot thank you enough.
Dr Daisaku Ikeda
Founder of the Min-On Concert Association
12th June 2012