Sicklist: Met loses its Carmen

Sicklist: Met loses its Carmen


norman lebrecht

January 17, 2017

Sophie Koch has pulled out of the entire run.

Her replacement is Clémentine Margaine, unknown to New York.



  • Olassus says:

    She’s good.

  • David Boxwell says:

    But known to Washington. She’s terrific.

  • Alexandra Ivanoff says:

    I saw her Carmen in Berlin’s Deutsche Opera in 2015. Wonderful voice! The MET thing could be a big break for her.

  • CDH says:

    If I am recalling correctly, Denyce Graves was unknown in London when called upon to replace an ailing Carmen with laryngitis on VERY short notice. of course ti was a triumph for all concerned.

  • me! says:

    She was always supposed to perform half of the run anyway, I think, and was likely the understudy as well. She is now simply doing the whole run.