The Dutch soprano Charlotte Margiono (Amsterdam, 1955) studied with Aafje Heynis at the conservatory of Arnhem. In 1984 she made her debut with De Nederlandse Opera as a flower girl in Parsifal. Her international opera career started in 1988, when she sang the role of Vitellia in Mozarts La clemenza di Tito at the Aix-en-Provence music festival and soon she gained woldwide renown a a lyrical soprano. She collaborated with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Gerd Albrecht, Frans Brüggen, Andrew Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Hartmut Haenchen, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Carlo Maria Giulini, Kenneth Montgomery, Franz Welser-Möst, James Judd, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Edo de Waart. Additionally she sang symphonic and Lied repertoire with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Hamburger Philharmoniker, the Rotterdams Philharmonic Orchstra, l'Orchestre de Bordeaux, Minnesota Symphony and the orchestra of Santa Cecilia di Roma.