Music: Georges Bizet.
Choreography: Roland Petit.
Plot: after a novel of Prosper Mérimée.
Sets, costumes: Antoni Clavé.
Premiered on Feb 21, 1949 by the Ballets de Paris in London (Prince's Theatre).
Dancers at the premiere: Zizi Jeanmaire (Carmen), Roland Petit (Don José), Serge Perrault, Gordon Hamilton.In the repertoire of the Paris Opera Ballet since 1990 (danced at the premiere by Laurent Hilaire , Isabelle Guérin ).
It was filmed several times, and especially in 1960 (with Petit and Jeanmaire) and around 1980 (with Baryschnikov and Jeanmaire).