Marie-Claire op ten Noort studied at the Conservatoire of Utrecht in the Netherlands and with James McCray.
She has worked with various coaches and conductors such as Wiebke Göetjes, Jonathan Santagada, 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 with the same company at various theaters in London and Kent.
In Maidstone she performed Edith, Pirates of Penzance and the title role in Iolanthe in 2022 and 2019.
She sang Eboli and Santuzza under the baton of Jan van Maanen with Weekend Opera Utrecht in de grote zaal in Vredenburg, Netherlands, 2020/2023. With whom she will also sing Amneris, Aida in January 2024.
In the summer of 2023 she sang Santuzza at the Arte Lirica Festival in the Bassano region, in Italy.
Later in 2024 she will sing Sieglinde in a semi-scenic concert of Die Walküre in a project lead by Eva Maria Westbroek and Frank van Aken.
She brought the joy of singing to primary schools through Grange Park Opera's Robins Project.
She participated in a Counterpoint Arts and Opera Machine collaboration in the Tate Modern 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 Aurora Festival, Opera Pietje and the Amsterdamse Hartjesdagen.
During her studies in Utrecht she was generously supported by the Ridderschap van Utrecht.
Marie-Claire relocated to the Netherlands early 2024.