” … the leading lady for the first part of the season is guest artist Margaine, whose Carmen has been performed on many of the world’s top opera stages. Being French, Margaine’s expression and diction in the role are, naturally, wonderful. A luscious voice of liquid gold pours forth with seemingly very little effort, filling the space with glorious sound. Free of the traditional gypsy-like caricature, Margaine makes Carmen a real, if highly sexually charged, person, her magnetism spellbinding the audience just as it affects the characters on stage.”

Simon Parris: Man in Chair

“Out of such tawdry energy slinks Clementine Margaine’s Carmen, with a deeply coloured and full-bodied voice and brittle defiance which refuses to make the infatuations of others her problem.”

Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald