.... The eminent soprano sound of Charlotte Margiono merges exceedingly beautiful in this "fin de siècle" sphere.....a committed lieder singer ....
Peter van der Lint - Het Parool
....The Dutch soprano Charlotte Margiono is in great form as soloist. Her interpretation is an school example of a pure impersonation of the text ....
Maarten-Jan Dongelmans - De Gelderlander
... a performance, which will undoubted also international be noticed ....
EV - Het Parool.
The Amsterdam soprano Charlotte Margiono, born 1955 studied at the conservatory of Arnhem by Aafje Heynis. She became an international reputation with the role of the countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Bern, Hamburg, Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Tokio, Bordeaux and Dresden. Also as Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito she shined in the festivals at Aix (1988) and Salzburg (1991). On her Mozart repertory are also the roles of First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). Next to the Mozart roles, she works on the enlargement of her lyric repertory: Mimi (La Bohème), Marie (Die verkaufte Braut), Agathe (Der Freischütz) and Vespina (L'Infedelta Delusa).
She worked together with conductors as Claudio Abbado, Gerd Albrecht, Frans Brüggen, Andrew Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Hartmut Haenchen, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Carlo Maria Giulini, Armin Jordan, Antonio Pappano, Alain Lombard, Kenneth Montgomery, Gary Bertini, Franz Welser-Möst, James Judd, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Edo de Waart.
In "Le Nozze di Figaro", Hamburg, 1992 (with Lucio Gallo).
On vocal-symphonic level is Charlotte Margiono regularly to hear with important orchestras as the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, the Berliner and Hamburger Philharmoniker, the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, l'Orchestre de Bordeaux, Minnesota Symphony, Santa Cecilia di Roma, etc. Her concert repertory encloses works of Gluck, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms, Rossini, Mahler, Ravel and Villa-Lobos. She had lots of success with her interpretation of the Vier letzte Lieder from Richard Strauss.
Once more in "Le Nozze"
Charlotte Margiono and Linda Watson in 'Lohengrin, Amsterdam 2-2-2002. Photo Ruth Walz
Charlotte Margiono in September for "Vier Letzte Lieder", (R. Straus)