Soprano

Below is a selection of Charody’s most popular works for soprano, piano & violin, soprano & piano as well as soprano & orchestra. Several of these pieces have been transposed for musical theater singers (please see 'Cabaret & Music Theater’ under catalogue).

 
 Image: Simone Easthope premiering ‘Elysium’ in 2008 accompanied by Lindsay Gilroy & Sonja Schebeck.

Image: Simone Easthope premiering ‘Elysium’ in 2008 accompanied by Lindsay Gilroy & Sonja Schebeck.

‘Elysium’ | for soprano, piano & violin

Difficulty: intermediate - advanced

Elysium was composed by Charody in 2008 as part of a collection of works inspired by the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. The work has since featured in a collection of songs by Charody titled ‘The Baudelaire Songs’, on her album ‘Homage’ and has inspired the artwork of several artists in Australia & the US. Elysium remains a popular work in the repertoire for sopranos and receives regular airplay on a number of classical music stations throughout Australia and the US.

 
 Image: Simone Easthope premiering ‘Magic of Goddess Ilythia’ in 2008 accompanied by Lindsay Gilroy.

Image: Simone Easthope premiering ‘Magic of Goddess Ilythia’ in 2008 accompanied by Lindsay Gilroy.

‘Magic of goddess Ilythia’ | for soprano & piano

Difficulty: advanced

Magic of Goddess Ilythia was composed by Charody in 2008 inspired by the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. The work is features in a collection of songs by Charody titled ‘The Baudelaire Songs’ and on her album ‘Homage’ and is a popular choice for music students in their higher school & tertiary studies.

 
 Image: Aerialist Leilisha Marning performing in 2012 to ‘Hymn of Beauty’ for Melbourne Fringe Festival, September 2012.

Image: Aerialist Leilisha Marning performing in 2012 to ‘Hymn of Beauty’ for Melbourne Fringe Festival, September 2012.

‘Hymn of Beauty’ | for soprano, piano & violin

Difficulty: intermediate - advanced

Hymn of Beauty was composed by Charody in 2008 inspired by the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. The work is features in a collection of songs by Charody titled ‘The Baudelaire Songs’ and on her album ‘Homage’ and is a popular choice for music students in their higher school & tertiary studies.

 
 Image: Valda Wilson performing ‘Hollow Fairytale’ in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’ 2013 in Hamburg accompanied by Lisa Chou (piano) & Sonja Schebeck (violin).

Image: Valda Wilson performing ‘Hollow Fairytale’ in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’ 2013 in Hamburg accompanied by Lisa Chou (piano) & Sonja Schebeck (violin).

‘Hollow fairytale’ | for soprano, piano & violin

Difficulty: intermediate - advanced

Hollow Fairytale features in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’ that debuted in 2011 on London’s West End. The Carnival has since gone on to play sold out shows across Australia, The UK & Germany. Hollow Fairy Tale is performed regularly as a solo concert work and is also a popular choice for music students in their higher school & tertiary studies.

 
 Image: Celine Purcell premiering ‘Unbury’ in the title role of Asuka in ‘Morning Blossoms’ at Theatre De Spiegel, The Netherlands, October 2016

Image: Celine Purcell premiering ‘Unbury’ in the title role of Asuka in ‘Morning Blossoms’ at Theatre De Spiegel, The Netherlands, October 2016

‘Unbury’ | soprano & orchestra

Unbury (libretto by Malcolm Rock) is one of the feature works for the title role of Asuka in Charody’s operatic musical ‘Morning Blossoms’ that toured The Netherlands in 2016 with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tecwyn Evans. This recording features soprano Emma Moore, however, when the work toured in 2016 it starred musical theater singer Celine Purcell in the title role. This work is available for both musical theater singer as well as soprano. Piano reduction is also available.

 
 Image: Celine Purcell premiering ‘Fade Not’ in the title role of Asuka in ‘Morning Blossoms’ at Theatre De Spiegel, The Netherlands, October 2016

Image: Celine Purcell premiering ‘Fade Not’ in the title role of Asuka in ‘Morning Blossoms’ at Theatre De Spiegel, The Netherlands, October 2016

‘Fade NOt’ | soprano & orchestra

Fade Not (libretto by Malcolm Rock) is one of the feature works for the title role of Asuka in Charody’s operatic musical ‘Morning Blossoms’ that toured The Netherlands in 2016 with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tecwyn Evans. This recording features soprano Emma Moore, however, when the work toured in 2016 it starred musical theater singer Celine Purcell in the title role. This work is available for both musical theater singer as well as soprano. Piano reduction is also available.

 
 Image: Chloé Charody in rehearsal with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, June 2016.

Image: Chloé Charody in rehearsal with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, June 2016.

‘sea comes up’ | soprano & orchestra

Sea Comes Up (libretto by Malcolm Rock) is one of the feature works for the title role of Asuka in Charody’s operatic musical ‘Morning Blossoms’ that toured The Netherlands in 2016 with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tecwyn Evans. This recording features soprano Emma Moore, however, when the work toured in 2016 it starred musical theater singer Celine Purcell in the title role. This work is available for both musical theater singer as well as soprano. Piano reduction is also available.

 
 Image: Allegra Giagu (Fanny), Valda Wilson (Lucy) and Michaela Leisk (Bernadette) performing Mermaids in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’, Sydney, February 2017. Image by AJ Photography.

Image: Allegra Giagu (Fanny), Valda Wilson (Lucy) and Michaela Leisk (Bernadette) performing Mermaids in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’, Sydney, February 2017. Image by AJ Photography.

‘Mermaids’ | soprano duet with piano & violin accompaniment

Mermaids is a humerus piece for soprano duet that is performed by two mermaids called Bernadette & Fanny in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’. As well as being one of the feature songs in The Carnival, this work is also performed on its own as a comic piece for soprano duet. In the context of The Carnival, the lead character Lucy is the centre of the drama in the song, however in performances outside the context of The Carnival, Lucy has been played by a doll, an audience member as well an imaginary figure.

 
 Image: Allegra Giagu (Orlenda), Valda Wilson (Lucy) Sonja Schebeck (Freckle) and Lisa Chou (piano) performing Sanctuary in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’, Hamburg, October 2013.

Image: Allegra Giagu (Orlenda), Valda Wilson (Lucy) Sonja Schebeck (Freckle) and Lisa Chou (piano) performing Sanctuary in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’, Hamburg, October 2013.

‘sanctuary’ | soprano duet with piano & violin accompaniment

Sanctuary is one of the highlights in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’. The work has been performed several times on national television & radio and enjoys a life of its own as a popular concert work outside the context of The Carnival.

 
 Image: Michaela Leisk (Pearle) performing The Dinner Party in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’, Sydney, February 2017. Image by AJ Photography.

Image: Michaela Leisk (Pearle) performing The Dinner Party in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’, Sydney, February 2017. Image by AJ Photography.

‘The dinner party’ | soprano duet with piano & violin accompaniment

The Dinner Party is a humerus and rather nutty duet performed by The Pixies & Freckle in Charody’s circus opera ‘The Carnival’. In this piece The Pixies are preparing for their dinner party yet things don’t go as planned for the neurotic pair.

When singers perform this work outside the context of The Carnival, is it recommended that the performers follow the directional notes in the score.