_MG_0474Earlier this month, Charles participated in the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Galas in Montreal and was the recipient of two significant prizes.

Prix Jeune Espoir Lyrique Canadien – $5000 towards travel costs of an audition tour in Europe and/or Asia.

Prix Lyrique Italien – an engagement with Teatro Comunale di Bologna in the 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 season.

Fulvio Macciardi, Artistic Director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (left) and Alain Nonat, General and Artistic Directer of Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20 (right)

260-262On November 25th, Charles competed in the final round of the COC’s Centre Stage Ensemble Studio Competition Gala and the results are in!

The young, Canadian tenor took home both First Prize and the Audience Choice Prize with his performances of Mozart’s “Dies Bildnis ist Bezaubernd schön” and Donizetti’s “Una furtiva lagrima”.

Further reading: A media release in the National Post and a recount of the evening’s event on Schmopera. 0