Carmen - Sophie Koch

New York 1/17/2017 12:00:00 PM

January 17, 2017


Casting Update News

Clémentine Margaine will make her Met debut in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen this Thursday, January 19, and will sing the role in all performances of the opera at the Met this season. The French mezzo-soprano, who was to make her company debut in the role later this season, replaces the originally announced Sophie Koch, who has withdrawn from her scheduled performances due to illness.


Margaine has sung Carmen with numerous leading opera companies around the world, including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Rome Opera, Opera Australia, Washington Opera, and the Canadian Opera Company. Her notable roles with other companies have included Dalila in Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Frederica in Verdi’s Luisa Miller, and Anna in Berlioz’s Les Troyens at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Dulcinée in Massenet’s Don Quichotte at the Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Later this season, she will sing Carmen at the Dresden State Opera and Paris Opera, as well as Sara in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux at the Bavarian State Opera.


Thursday’s opening night performance of Carmen will be conducted by Asher Fisch and also star Marcelo Álvarez as Don José, Maria Agresta as Micaëla, and Kyle Ketelsen as Escamillo. For further information, including casting by date, please visit