Camille Poul

Soprano

Biography

jeudi 19 septembre 2013

Camille Poul began her career very young as a specialist in baroque music, and now sings a more extensive repertoire. She is recognized as a soprano with a flexible, agile voice and a dramatic, sparkling temperament.
Critics have praised the qualities of her brilliant and touching voice, her charm and sophistication, her remarkable and convincing dramatic skills.

Her recent operatic highlights include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Compiègne Opera, Pamina, Erste Dame and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) at Vichy Opera and Saint Etienne Opera, Zerlina (Don Giovanni, Mozart) at Dijon opera, the only part of La Voix Humaine (Poulenc), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto, Cimarosa) and Cerere (Le Nozze di Teti e Peleo, Rossini) at Rennes opera, Belinda (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell) at the Royal Opera of Versailles, Amore and Damigella (L’incornorazzionne di Poppea, Monteverdi) at Lille opera and Dijon opera, Amour (Cadmus et Hermione, Lully) at the Opera-Comique, Rouen opera, Caen opera, Grand Théâtre d’Aix en Provence, Royal Opera of Luxembourg, Zémire (Zémire and Azor, Grétry) at the Opera Comique, etc. Other roles she has sung incude Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart), Rosina (Il barbiere di Seviglia, Rossini), Donizetti’s Rita, Osira (Zanaida, C.P.E. Bach), Ismene (Orpheus, Telemann), Amour (Orpheus and Eurydice, Gluck), Urgande (Amadis, Lully), Adele (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss) to name a few.

At the Glyndebourne Festival In 2013, she was the cover of Aricie, in the production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie (Jonathan Kent/William Christie new production).

She has performed with conductors such as Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Gérard Korsten, Giuseppe Grazzioli, Emmanuelle Haim, William Christie, Alexis Kossenko, David Stern, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Vincent Dumestre.

She trained with Alain Buet, Leontina Vaduva, Jean Louis Dumoulin and Buddug Verona-James. She has participated in master-classes with René Jacobs and David Jones. Camille Poul has been a member of the academy at the prestigious festival d’Aix-en Provence. She currently studies with Agnes de Brunhoff.

She graduated from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris in 2009, having previously graduated with a degree in baroque singing from the Conservatoire National de Paris in 2005. She started singing on stage as a child both as a soloist in the Choir of Seine Maritime and in productions at the Opera of Rouen (Die Zauberflote, Carmen, La Bohème, Tosca).

Much in demand as a concert performer as well, Camille has performed in prestigious halls including the Vienna Konzerthaus, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Vredenburg in Utrecht, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Bruges’s Concertgebouw and Quartz in Brest, as a soloist in Haendel’s Messiah, Bach’s Saint John Passion and Saint Matthew Passion, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, Leçons de Rénèbres by François Couperin, L’Innocenza from Marrazzoli’s sacred opera La Vita Humana and the title role in Caldara Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo.

She also appeared with many renowned ensembles such as Le Concert d’Astrée, Academia Montis Regalis, Le Poème Harmonique, Les Lunaisiens, Le Banquet Céleste, Les Cyclopes, Les Ambassadeurs, Les Musiciens du Paradis, Opera Fuoco...

She has been invited to sing at many international festivals such as Berkeley, Granada, Leipzig, Campo de Jordao (Brazil), La folle Journée in Nantes and Lisbon,La Roque d’Anthéron, the festivals of Gent and Spa, festival of Palermo, the French festival in Riga and the Mysteriae Pascalae Krakow festival.

Her discography includes Amore and Damigella (L’incornorazzione di Poppea, Monteverdi-DVD virgin classics), Amour and Palès (Cadmus et Hermione, Lully-DVD Alpha, Urgande in Amadis Lully’s opera and the second grace in the Belli’s Orfeo (label Alpha). She recorded also some arias from Michel de la Barre, with the Mercure Galant (cd « La Julie » label agogique).

Her performances have been seen and broadcast notably on France Musique, Mezzo, Arte and medici.tv.

Camille also regularly performs as a recitalist, with the pianist Yannael Quenel and the harpsichordists François Guerrier and Maude Gratton.

Fascinated by more intimate forms of performance, she recently devised a show : C’était l’écho d’une cloche lointaine, together with dancer Flora Sans and accordion player Anthony Millet. She also sang in a creation in Taiwan which mixed Beijing Opera and classical music with the Contemporary Legend Theater. She has lately started collaborating with Raphael Mathié to create and sing the music of his next film.