Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre
This opera in four acts was written by French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by
Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Merimee. It is
a story about the passionate love of basque Jose to the gypsy Carmensite. Jose demanded complete
submission from Carmen, but Carmen, a freedom-loving gypsy woman, refused to submit at
the cost of her own life.