Charlotte Schäfer

“Stylistically confident; crisp, clear and energetic!“ is how the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung described Charlotte Schäfer’s voice. Ever since her debut performance in 2012, singing Aspasia’s arias from Mozart’s Mitridate, re di ponto, the young coloratura soprano has enchanted audiences and critics.

Her successful debut was soon followed by invitations to music festivals (Festival de Besançon, Festival Ensemblia), live recordings for radio (BR, Deutschlandradio Kultur) and recordings for the music labels ARS Produktion and cpo. She has performed on stage in Italy, France, Latvia, Hungary and Switzerland.

Charlotte Schäfer completed her studies in the class of counter-tenor Martin Wölfel at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. For many years, he continued as one of Charlotte Schäfers’s most important teachers, preparing her both for a career in Early Music as well as a virtuoso.

Today, Charlotte Schäfer is at home in the world of historically informed performance, driven by her curiosity to discover unknown and forgotten music. Since 2016, she is coached by Jan Kobow.

Following Sol Nascente, Dolci affetti is Charlotte Schäfer’s second album with world premiere recordings of forgotten coloratura and virtuoso arias. These projects were made possible in close collaboration with her fellow ‘archaeologists’, the musicologist and dramaturg Christine Lauter and the musical director and editor Michael Preiser, and with the orchestras Neue Dusseldorfer Hofmusik and Concerto con Anima, performing on authentic instruments.