Carmen Suite

Rodion Shchedrin

Carmen Suite

“The Carmen Ballet”

About this work...

Ever since musical audiences recovered from their initial distaste for Georges Bizet's Carmen in 1875, the opera's inexhaustible fund of winning, memorable tunes has been used for potpourris, fantasies, and suites. The ballet that Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin produced on the score in 1967 stands somewhat apart fro... read more