“Clémentine Margaine is a dark Carmen just like the vowels she transforms, generous with her voice and her dramatic vibrato. Even her buoyant singing has a carnal amplitude. In her brisk acting, she brutally throws her body or head, riding the cars like men. In conjunction with her spirited and impulsive characterization, she slows down notes to accelerate the next ones. Her voice bursts in waves, passing from piano to sudden screams or lively chuckles. Utilizing another vocal effect, she changes the height, placement and vibration of the last notes of her phrasing. In the slow reprise and softest sections of the Habanera, the singer offers on the contrary a plush line and crescendo on the velvet shirt tails of the orchestra.”

Charles Arden – Ôlyrix