Marie-Claude Chappuis studied opera at the Conservatoire of her native town, Freiburg, and then at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. After a stint with the Innsbruck Opera (under the direction of Brigitte Fassbaender), she has performed on the most prestigious stages around the world.
Productions that have marked her career so far include Idomeneo (Idamante) in Graz and Zurich directed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Paisiello's Il Matrimonio Inaspettato (Contessa) at the Salzburg Festival under Riccardo Muti and The Damnation of Faust (Marguerite) in Leipzig under Sir Roger Norrington. She has also performed at the Berlin Staatsoper, the Theater an der Wien, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the St. Gallen Opera and the Grand Théâtre in Geneva.
Very active in both concert and recitals, Marie-Claude Chappuis has recently performed with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Giardino Armonico, the New Japan Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic.
Her rich discography includes the St Matthew Passion conducted by Riccardo Chailly (Decca), La Clemenza di Tito (Annio) with René Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi), Idomeneo (Idamante) with Nikolaus Harnoncourt (DVD), Telemann's Brockes-Passion and Mozart's Requiem with René Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi, 2017), Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Giovanni Antonini (Sony, 2018) as well as a solo album with the lutenist Luca Pianca (Sous l'empire d'Amour, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 2017) and an album of Swiss folk songs (Au coeur des Alpes, Sony Classical, 2018)