Clémentine Margaine sings the title role in a new John Bell-directed production of Bizet’s Carmen at Opera Australia, June 16, 18, 21, 23, 25 & 29 and July 1 & 5. Ms. Margaine’s past portrayals of Carmen have been heralded for her “deep, rich mezzo, her diction clear and perfect. She oozed sexiness and contempt” (Bachtrack).

Yonghoon Lee sings Don José, with Michael Honeyman as Escamillo and Natalie Aroyan as Micaëla. Watch a video preview for this new staging via YouTube: