After beeing discovered by the iconic Marilyn Horne who invited her at the Paris Opera Bastille and at The Carnegie Hall in New-York for the renowned program The Song Continues with Sir Thomas Allen, Martin Katz and Ken Noda from the Metropolitan Opera, Capucine Daumas has sung the role of Cat in the world premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ last opera The Hogboon with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall in London under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.
Recently, Capucine was Despina in Così fan tutte by Mozart under the baton of Oleg Caetani at the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste (Italy), Sister Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore and the soprano solo of Beethoven 9th conducted by Lorenzo Passerini at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona (Italy).
Before, she was seen as Alcina in Orlando Paladino by Haydn conducted by Kai Röhrig at the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria), Soeur Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc conducted by David Reiland at the Opera de Saint Etienne (France) as well as in Germany at Theater Hof conducted by Arn Goerke.
Under the baton of Michael Schønwandt, she was the Soprano Solo of Ein Sommernachtstraum (Midsummer Night’s Dream) by Mendelssohn at the Opera de Montpellier (France) and she was heard in a recital at the Colmar International Festival under the artistic direction of Michel Plasson.
In addition, Capucine sang the roles of Ophelia and Juliet in Shakespeare and Opera by Gounod, Bellini et Thomas, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring by Britten, The Vowel O in Journeying Boys by Burnside, and performed in lyrical performances based on La Fille du Régiment (Marie) by Donizetti, Die Fledermaus (Adele) by Strauss, La Scala di Seta (Giulia) by Rossini, La Rondine (Magda) and La Boheme (Musetta) by Puccini, Manon (Manon) by Massenet…
Capucine occurred in numerous recitals and gala events in London (Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, City of London Festival, Song in the City, London Summer Music Festival…), in France (Musée Jacquemart-André, Grand Palais, Paris Opera Garnier, Festival de Musique in Menton, Versailles Castle…).
She is also a keen oratorio singer, she was the Soprano solo in Handel’s Israel in Egypt, in Requiem by Mozart, Brahms, Fauré and Rutter in venues such as St Martin-in the-Fields in London.
In 2015, she won the Paul Hamburger Prize adjudicated by Graham Johnson and in 2016 the audience prize at the Chartered Surveyor’s prize in London.
Born in a French-Italian artistic family, Capucine has been studying, from her earliest childhood, ballet, piano and drama in conservatoires in Paris while simultaneously acting and dancing in various films and plays.
She started working her voice with Jane Berbié then at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Caroline Dumas before joining the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, under the tutelage of Rudolf Piernay and Yvonne Kenny where she received a Bachelor with Honours in 2014 and in 2016 her Masters with Distinction.
Capucine has participated in various masterclasses with renowned artists such as Sophie Koch, José Van Dam, Ileana Cotrubas, Lorraine Nubar, Dalton Baldwin, Pierre Vallet, Graham Johnson, Emmanuel Plasson, Dame Felicity Lott, Mark Shanahan, Roger Vignoles…
Soon, Capucine will be Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Magic Flute) by Mozart, Frasquita in Carmen by Bizet, Gabrielle in La Vie Parisienne by Offenbach and will be the singing voice of the actress Valeria Golino who is playing the famous Opera singer La Cornelys in Benoît Jacquot’s Casanova, Dernier Amour.