Biography

French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine has gained international acclaim in recent seasons at such theaters as the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, to name a few.

In the 2016/17 season, Margaine will make her debuts at the Metropolitan Opera and Opera National de Paris as Carmen. She will also debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Dulcinée in Massenet’s Don Quichotte, and returns to the Bavarian State Opera as Sara in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. Future engagements include her debut at the Oper Köln as Concepcion in a new production of Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole, and her debut at Semperoper Dresden in Carmen.

Margaine began the 2015/16 season with her debut at the Washington National Opera as Carmen, subsequently performing the same role for her debuts at the Canadian Opera Company and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. She also made her premiere appearance at the Musikverein in Vienna singing Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Orchestre National de France, under the baton of Daniele Gatti. In the summer of 2016, Margaine made her Australian Opera debut as Carmen, and in July of that same year she debuted with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, with conductor Stéphane Denève.

Shortly after graduating from the Paris Conservatory, Margaine was named the “révélation classique” and awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Concours International de Marmande. She subsequently joined the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she sang her first performances of Carmen, a role for which she has now become internationally known and has portrayed in Munich, Rome, Naples, Washington, Dallas, and Toronto. Margaine also starred at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Marguerite in the new production of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust and as Dalila in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila. In 2015, she made her debut at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires in her first performances as Charlotte in Werther.

Also active as a concert soloist, Clémentine Margaine has sung Elijah in Berlin, the Mozart Requiem in Lisbon, and the Verdi Requiem in Budapest. Other roles in preparation include Fides in Meyerbeer’s Le prophète, Zayda in Donizetti’s Dom Sébastien, Gertrude in Hamlet, and Amneris in Aida.

Discography

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