Marie-Claude Chappuis began her lyrical art studies at the Conservatory of her native town, Fribourg, then at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She performed on the most prestigious stages after a stint with the Innsbruck Opera.
Among the roles that have marked her career are Idamante (Idomenée) in Graz and Zurich, conducted and directed by Harnoncourt, Paisiello's Contessa (Il Matrimonio Inaspettato) at the Salzburger Festspiele (the Salzburg Festival) under Muti and Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust) in Leipzig under Norrington. She has also been invited to the Staatsoper Berlin (the Berlin State Opera), the Theater an der Wien, the Theater St. Gallen, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Teatro alla Scala (La Scala Theatre) . In 2021-22, in addition to numerous concerts, she will perform the role of Dido (Dido and Aeneas) under the musical direction of Emmanuelle Haïm at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Opéra de Lille (the Lille Opera), the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, and in a production by Sasha Walz at the Staatsoper Berlin (the Berlin State Opera) and the Ludwigsburger Festspiele (the Ludwigsburg Festival).
She is also very active in concerts and recitals, having recently performed with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Jonathan Nott (Beethoven's Ninth), at the Concert d'Astrée, at the Konzerthaus Berlin (h-Moll Messe), with the Talens Lyriques and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Beethoven's Ninth).
Her rich discography includes St Matthew Passion with Chailly (Decca), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito), Telemann's Brockes-Passion and Mozart's Requiem with Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi), Idomeneo with Harnoncourt (DVD), Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Antonini (Sony Classical) as well as a solo album with the lutenist Luca Pianca (Sous l'empire d'Amour, Harmonia Mundi) and an album devoted to Swiss folk songs (Au coeur des Alpes, Sony Classical)