Biography

Swiss mezzo-soprano Marie-Claude Chappuis pursued her vocal studies at the music-conservatory of her hometown and the Mo­zarteum University in Salzburg where she was awarded a special prize for her virtuosity.

Highlights of her career include Idomeneo (Idamante) staged and conducted by Nikolaus Har­non­court in Graz and Zürich, L’incoronazione di Poppea (Ottavia) with René Jacobs conducting in Berlin and Brussels, L’Etoile (Lazuli) under John Eliot Gardiner in Zürich and Geneva, Carmen directed by Brigitte Fassbaender in Innsbruck, Cosi fan tutte (Do­ra­bella) at the Salzburg Festival, La Cle­men­za di Tito (Sesto) under Alain Altinoglu’s baton in Baden-Baden and Luxemburg, Il Matrimonio Inaspettato (Contessa), a rare opera by Paisiello, under Riccardo Muti at Salzburg Festival, in Ravenna and Piacenza, Die Fledermaus (Prince Orlofsky) at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva as well as La Damnation de Faust (Marguerite) under Sir Roger Norrington in Leipzig.

Notable scenic productions include Cavalieri’s Rappresentazione di Anima et Corpo (Anima) under René Jacobs at the Berlin State Opera, Schubert’s Fierrabras (Maragond) staged by Peter Stein at the Salzburg Festival, La finta giardiniera (Ramiro) under Emmanuelle Haïm in Lille and Dijon, The fairy Queen staged by Mariame Clément and conducted by Christophe Rousset at the Theater an der Wien and in a touring-production of Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria under René Jacobs.

In concert, she has worked with, amongst others, Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini (Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos), the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly (Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion), the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and Ivor Bolton (Mozart’s c-minor-Mass) and the New Japan Philharmonic and Ingo Metzmacher (Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis).

Discography

Telemann - Miriways

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