Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Sep 15, 2014

Maurice Capitaine (Tenor) (? 1885 - ?)



He studied singing at the Paris Conservatoire and won in 1911, by the end of his study, the first price. In 1911 he made his debut at the Paris Opéra-Comique. In 1917 he appeared there in the premiere of G. Charpentier’s opera ‘’Julien’’. His repertoire included roles like Chapelou in ‘’Le Postillon de Lonjumeau’’ byAdam, Gérald in ‘’Lakmé’’ of Delibes, George Brown in ‘’La dame blanche’’ of Boieldieu, Nadir in ‘’Pêcheurs de perles’’ by Bizet. Later he sang in many famous opera houses in France and Belgium

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Paris Opéra-Comique
1917 Paris Opéra-Comique

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Gramophone, Paris 1914-05-16
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Au fond du temple saint with Lestelly 034203 02964v

Pathé, Paris 1918?
Postillon de Longjumeau (Adam): Romance de la tourterelle 228 2450


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