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Benoît Capt (Baritone)

Born: Geneva, Switzerland

The Swiss baritone, Benoît Capt, studied in Geneva - singing in Geneva with Marga Liskutin and piano with Alexis Golovine, and obtained a Master of Arts in Musicology at the University of Geneva. Several scholarships (Migros, Mosetti, Marescotti) gave him the opportunity to study at Leipzig Musikhochshule with Hans-Joachim Beyer, where he was awarded a concert diploma with Distinction. In 2007 he received a Diplôme de Soliste from Lausanne High School of Music with congratulations from the jury, having studied in the class of Gary Magby, with whom he continues to work.

Benoît Capt received support from the Leenaards Foundation in 2006 to study Chamber Music repertoire with Phillip Moll in Leipzig, accompanied by pianist Sonja Lohmiller. Together they were awarded a Postgraduate concert diploma in 2009 with congratulations from the jury, as well as winning several international competitions for Lied and French melodie (Gounod Special Prize Toulouse, Second Prize at the Weiden Max Reger Competition and First Prize at the Concours de Marmande). In 2008, Capt won the Young Talent Prize from the Association Vaudoise des Amis de l'OSR, which gave him the opportunity to record with pianist Todd Camburn.

At the Opéra de Lausanne Benoît Capt was a member of the ensemble L'Envol, and sang Ben in Menotti’s Telephone (on tour with the Opéra Comique in 2007 and at Opéra de Vichy in 2008). At Opéra de Vichy he interpreted the Chief of Police in Menotti’s Amelia al ballo in September 2008. The last few seasons have seen him singing roles such as Zuniga in Carmen, (Lausanne, and on tour to Japan), the devil Farfarello in L'Amour des trois oranges (Stadttheater Bern), Zirphile in Grétry’s Panurge (Versailles), and he made very well received appearances as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Lausanne), Bottom in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Théatre du Jorat) and the title role in Georg Philipp Telemann’s Pimpinone (on tour in Switzerland and France).

Upcoming roles include Schaunard in La Bohème (Avenches), the Gamekeeper in The cunning little Vixen (Montpellier) and the Marshall of Marmont in L'Aiglon (Lausanne).

Source: Benoît Capt Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2013)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Michel Corboz


BWV 232 [5th, Video]

Links to other Sites

Benoît Capt - Baryton (Official Website) [English/German/French]


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