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Carmen

Choreography by Alberto Alonso
Music by Georges Bizet
Arranged by Rodion Schedrin
Scenery by Boris Messerer
Costumes by Salvador Fernandez
Lighting by Nananne Porcher

World Premiere

Bolshoi Ballet
April 20, 1967
Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow, Russia

Cast:
Maya Plisetskaya
Nicolai Fadeyechev
Sergei Radchenko

United States Premiere

Maya Plisetskaya and Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet
September 17, 1974
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Maya Plisetskaya (Carmen)
Alexander Godunov (Don Jose)
Sergei Radchenko (Toreador)
Natalia Kasatkinal (Bull)
Alexander Lavreniuk (Corregidor)

ABT Premiere

June 12, 1976
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Alicia Alonso (Carmen)
Orlando Salgado (Don Jose)
Jorge Esquivel (Escamillo)
Martine van Hamel (Destino)
Clark Tippet (Zuniga)