Marie-Claire op ten Noort studied at the Conservatoire of Utrecht in the Netherlands and with James McCray at the Studio of Vocal Arts in The Hague.
She has worked with various coaches and conductors such as Wiebke Göetjes, Jonathan Santagada, Richard Hetherington, Gilbert den Broeder and followed masterclasses with Eva-Maria Westbroek and Montserrat Caballé.
With the Dutch Opera Studio and Hojotoho Opera Studio she progressed from minor roles (Maestra, 2nd Lady, Waltraute, 2nd Wood Nymph, Mercédès, Soeur Mathilde) into major roles such as Hänsel, Madame Lidoine and Jezibaba which she performed between 2014-2022.
With Kent Opera she toured Sussex, Kent and London with their new production of Verdi's Otello (Emilia) by the director of the Vagina Monologues Stephen Tiller which took them into the Swaleside prison on Sheppey Island. A workshop with the inmates followed.
She sang Sesto and Annio with the same company around London and Kent.
She sang Eboli with Weekend Opera Utrecht in de grote zaal in Vredenburg, Netherlands, 2020.
Upcoming roles are Dorabella with Opera On The Move, touring England and France 2023, Edith (G&S) and Cherubino under the director Colin Morris in Maidstone 2022 and Queenborough 2023.
In January 2023 she will appear as Santuzza with Weekend Opera Utrecht in de grote zaal in Vredenburg, Netherlands.
She brought the joy if singing to primary schools through Pimlico Opera's Robins Project.
She participated in a Counterpoint Arts and Opera Machine collaboration in the Tate Exchange where connected questions around housing, dis/placement and place-making; labour and inequality; and citizenship and the production of social democracy were examined using Menotti's Consul (The Secretary) as a starting point.
She was a regular guest at the Dutch Church, London, at which she had the honour
of singing for Princess Beatrix, the former Queen of the Netherlands during the official opening of the Dutch Centre, London.
Other performances have taken place at the Diplomatic Women's Society, The Hague, chamber opera performances with Salone dell'Opera, the Peter de Grote Festival and the Amsterdamse Hartjesdagen.
During her studies in Utrecht she was generously supported by the Ridderschap van Utrecht.