A Teacher’s journey24 September 2020 2020-09-29 16:27
A Teacher’s journey
A Teacher's Journey
Born in Genoa, the Italian dramatic soprano Capucine Chiaudani studied singing at the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice and at the Conservatorio G.B.Martini in Bologna. She went on to further vocal training at the Opernstudio in Zurich and with Maestro Paolo Vaglieri.
She participated to masterclasses with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dalton Baldwin, and Maestro Leone Magiera. Professor for Classical Singing at the Kalaidos University in Zürich, Capucine gave Masterclasses as guest-professor at the HKB University of the Arts in Bern, the Swiss Opera Studio in Biel, the Operastudio Netherland Amsterdam, the Lyric Opera Studio in Weimar, the Berlin Opera Academy, the Opernakademie Schloss Henfenfeld, the Accademia Europea in Erba.
She performed in world-renowned opera houses and festivals mainly Soprano and Mezzosoprano roles, such as Medea, Tosca, Fedora, Desdemona (Otello), Leonora (Forza del destino), Mimi’(Boheme), Fiordiligi and Despina (Cosi’fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Dion Giovanni), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Nedda (Pagliacci), Flora (Traviata), Gertrude (Hänsel e Gretel), Berta (Barbiere di Siviglia), Laura (Luisa Miller), Maria de Buenos Aires (Piazzolla). Nowadays her biggest passion is to pass her stage experience and know-how on to younger generations of singers.
The word philosophy is made up of two Greek words, philo, meaning love, and sophos, meaning winsdom. Philosophy helps teachers to reflect on concepts in education, usually through such questions as: What is being educated? What is knowledge? What is the nature of learning? And What is teaching? Your educational philosophy is your beliefs about why, what and how you teach, whom you teach, and about the nature of learning. Sources for your educational philosophy are your life experiences, the environment in which you live, interactions with others, your values and the one thing that nobody else but you has: YOU. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision.
My music is the one that creates bridges between different people and cultures; it is an international language which every human being can understand because it talks directly to our soul. My music is the healing music that brings hope and light both to the audience and to the performer.
My passion is to inspire and empower younger singers to become the best version of themselves. My passion is to give back trust and faith to singers who lost them. My passion is to help singers to free and let their true voice sing and swing…because by doing that what really sings and swings in fact is not only the instrument voice;, but much more important it is the soul that sings and swings.
My desire is to contribute in creating a new generation of singers who are more focused on their qualities than on their limits. I wish to contribute in creating a new generation of healthier singers, both mentally and physically, because an opera singer is, in fact, an olympic athlete of the voice and to get there and remain there, an enormous and never-ending training, discipline, commitment and passion are needed.