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Marie-Claude Chappuis

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Marie-Claude Chappuis at the Vienna Musikverein

„What a voice! She exposes a full-bodied, resonant voice with warmth and softness, however simultaneously remaining flexible, graceful and elegant.  More seductive a voice cannot sound!” This is the enthusiastic characterization of the artist’s vocal performance as recently summarized by the music-magazine Cluster of the German radio network SWR. On stage of the prestigious Vienna Musikverein our mezzo-soprano from Switzerland is now joining the Concentus Musicus again, an ensembles she has always been holding dear, as having worked with the Concentus and his founder Nikolaus Harnoncourt frequently throughout many years. The great René Jacobs has been another long-time loyal musical partner with whom she recorded Mozart Requiem for the label Harmonia Mundi lately. Marie-Claude Chappuis also meets for musical teamwork regularly and happily with conductors such as Giovanni Antonini, Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Emmanuelle Haïm, Sir Roger Norrington and Christophe Rousset a. o.

After having recently made her debut with the Teatro alla Scala (Schubert’s Fierrabras) and after performing at the Theater an der Wien (Rossini’s Guillaume Tell) Marie-Claude Chappuis is back again to Vienna on December 8 and 9, 2018. Together with the Concentus Musicus and its current music- director Stefan Gottfried she is performing a Bach-programme which can also be heard at the Brucknerhaus in Linz on December 10, 2018.

Guillaume Tell at the Theater an der Wien

Marie-Claude Chappuis finished last season with her debut at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in a beautiful new-production of Franz Schubert’s masterly opera Fierrabras (never ever performed in Milan before; Daniel Harding conducting, Peter Stein staging). The new season starts for the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano from Switzerland with a new-production of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell (Hedwige) at the Theater an der Wien. Opening-night on October 13, 2018. All dates of performances.

Debut at Milan’s La Scala

„More tempting a voice can hardly sound!“ exclaimed the journalist of the German SWR Radio enthusiastically when presenting Marie-Claude Chappuis’ first solo-album „Sous l’empire d’amour“ released by Harmonia Mundi last year. Meanwhile the Swiss mezzo-soprano also outshone the recording of Mozart’s Requiem in a new version of René Jacobs’ (also recorded for Harmonia Mundi) proofing to be a „first-class vocalist in this repertoire, delivering an ample, rich and colourful timbre“. (baroquiades.com, 22.02.18).

Marie-Claude Chappuis is now making her debut with Milan’s Teatro alla Scala joining the rarely performed opera Fierrabras by Franz Schubert. The production under Daniel Harding’s baton and in Peter Stein’s staging is also the first time ever this opera can be heard at La Scala.

Opening night on 5th June 2018. All dates of performances

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„What a voice! She exposes a full-bodied, resonant voice with warmth and softness, however simultaneously remaining flexible, graceful and elegant. More seductive a voice can hardly sound!” A music-magazine of the German radio network SWR ("SWR2 Cluster") recently summarized Marie-Claude Chappuis’ performance enthusiastically this way. Above all it is her cheerful just as unreserved commitment to music which makes her artistry unique and outstanding. An artist of international recognition. We are very glad to welcome Marie-Claude Chappuis to our agency!

After having been a steady member of the Innsbruck Opera ensemble led by Brigitte Fassbaender, the mezzo-soprano from Fribourg (Switzerland) has made her way throughout the world, from Geneva to Tokyo via Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Shanghaï, Seoul, Hongkong. She has collaborated with conductors such as Giovanni Antonini, Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Emmanuelle Haïm, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, René Jacobs, Ingo Metzmacher, Riccardo Muti, Roger Norrington and Christophe Rousset among others.

Being relentlessly curious and versatile as an artist, her opera-repertory includes more than 30 roles like Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Idamante (Idomeneo), Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito), Charlotte (Werther), Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust), Der Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) a. o. She dedicates as much time to concert-engagements and recitals as she does to opera.

Complementing her already notable discography (among others a recording of a Grammy nominated La Clemenza di Tito with René Jacobs), she has just published her first solo-CD featuring precious courtly arias, recorded with the outstanding lute player Luca Pianca. A compilation of pure music and poetry (on the label Deutsche Harmonia Mundi).

07.09.17