Chantal Mathias was born in Paris. A former member of « les jeunes voix du Rhin » in Strasbourg, she made her operatic debut with a production of Il viaggo a Reims in Avignon, and la voix humaine in the Prague State Opera.
Soon afterwards, she became a member of the Lübeck Theatre (Germany), and performed there such roles as Michaela from Carmen , Marguerite from Faust , die lustige Witwe , die Csardas Fürstin , la Contessa from le nozze di Figaro , Pamina from die Zauberflöte , Donna Elvira from Don Giovanni , Tatiana from Eugène Oneguine , Elisabeth Zimmer from Elegie for jung lovers, Massenet’s Cendrillon and Grisélidis…
Other appearances have included Dublin, as Marguerite, Wuppertal as Contessa, or Vienna in the world premiere of Hallgrimson’s die Wält der Zwichenfälle. She is currently a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.