Naomi Couquet, mezzo-soprano
Naomi Couquet began studying music at a young age by learning the piano and joined the Conservatoire de Toulon (France). Turning to singing, she obtained her Diploma of Musical Studies in Lyric Singing in 2015 and completed her training at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She perfected her skills in master classes with artists such as mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux and soprano Mireille Delunsch, from whom she still receives advice.
In addition to her musical studies, Naomi studied theatre at the Cours Florent with Grétel Delattre and Julie Recoing, and pursued studies in modern literature at the Sorbonne University. She obtained her Master’s degree in 2015 with the highest distinction.
Naomi sung at the Opéra de Toulon in the children’s choirs of Carmen, La Bohème, Tosca, Werther, and as a soloist in La Flûte Enchantée (Premier Enfant). She has appeared on stage in the roles of the Child in Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, the Second Lady in Mozart’s La Flûte enchantée, Her in Francis Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine, Agathe in Les Mousquetaires au Couvent by Louis Varney, as well as Yniold in Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.
Passionate about chamber music, Naomi regularly performs in recitals, notably in 2018 and 2019, as part of the Festival des Forêts in Compiègne, or at the Max van der Linden Festival (Belgium).
Since September 2018, Naomi has been artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Belgium) where she has been perfecting her skills with José Van Dam, Sophie Koch and Philippe Riga.