„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).