Clémentine Margaine Mezzo-soprano

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Clémentine Margaine studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris under Gerda Hartmann and Chantal Mathias. In 2009 she was named ADAMI “classical revelation” and in 2011, “vocal revelation of the year” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique. She also won the special jury prize in Marmande in 2010. 

In 2012 she joined the Deutsche Oper company in Berlin where she sang the title role of Carmen for the first time—a role that she performed for her Paris Opera debut in 2017. She has made guest appearances at the Washington Opera, the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto, the Rome Opera, the Sydney Opera, the Salzburg Festival (as Rebecca in Otto Nicolai's Il Templario), and the Dallas Opera (Samson et Dalila). 

During the 2017-2018 season, she sang the role of Fidès in Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Amneris in Aida at the Sydney Opera, and Conception in L’Heure espagnole at the Paris Opera. She also appeared for the first time at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (Leonora in La Favorite), the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (Carmen), and the Lyric Opera in Chicago (Dulcinée in Don Quichotte). The following season, she appeared at the New York Metropolitan Opera and London’s Royal Opera House (Carmen) as well as at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (Don Quichotte). 

She is also a consummate performer of oratorios (Mendelssohn’s Elias, Mozart’s and Verdi’s Requiem, Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust) and a singer of lieder and melodies (Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Ravel’s Shéhérazade). During the season 2019/2020, she appeared in a stage production of Verdi’s Requiem at the Shed in New York and then at the Berliner Philharmonie. She also sang Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ in Lyon and Amneris at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

More recently, she portrayed Adalgisa (Norma) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Azucena (Il Trovatore) in Rome, The Sphinx (Œdipe) at the Paris Opera, Charlotte (Werther) at the Vienna Staatsoper, Gertrude (Hamlet) at the Montpellier Opera, Princess Eboli (Don Carlo) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and at Chicago's Lyric Opera.

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 16 January to 07 February 2024

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