Clémentine Margaine Mezzo-soprano

© Dario Acosta


Clémentine Margaine studied at the Paris Conservatoire 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. She is a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Teatro Regio in Parma, Rome Opera, Salzburg Festival and Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.

In previous seasons, she has sung, among other roles, Amneris (Aida) in Berlin, Verona and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Azucena (Il Trovatore) in Rome and Verona, Leonora (La Favorite) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Charlotte (Werther) at the Vienna Staatsoper, Adalgisa (Norma) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Princess Eboli (Don Carlo) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Lyric Opera in Chicago, the title-roles in Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and in Hérodiade at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. 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 2023/24, she sings Azucena in Parma, Amneris in Berlin and Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

At the Paris Opera: Carmen (title-role), 2017, 2023; L’Heure espagnole (Concepcion), 2018; Œdipe (la Sphinge), 2021

Immerse in the Paris Opera universe

Follow us

Back to top