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Carmen

A Ballet in Five Scenes


Choreography by Roland Petit
Music by Georges Bizet
Inspired by Opera by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy
Scenery and Costumes by Antoni Clave
Reproduced by John Jensen
Lighting by David K.H. Elliott

World Premiere

Les Ballets de Paris
February 21, 1949
Prince’s Theatre
London, England

Cast:
Renee Jeanmaire (Carmen)
Roland Petit (Don José)
Serge Perrault (Le Toréador)

United States Premiere

Les Ballets de Paris
October 6, 1949
Winter Garden Theatre
New York, New York

Cast:
Renee Jeanmaire (Carmen)
Roland Petit (Don José)
Serge Perrault (Le Toréador)

ABT Premiere

December 15, 1981
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

Cast:
Natalia Makarova (Carmen)
Mikhail Baryshnikov (Don Jose)
Victor Barbee (Escamillo)

New York Premiere

May 18, 1982
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Susan Jaffe (Carmen)
Fernando Bujones (Don Jose)
Victor Barbee (Escamillo)