Best of: Carmen's ouverture

On March 3, 1875, the curtain of the Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique rose upon the set of Bizet’s Carmen with the unmistakeable and unforgettable strains of its spirited Overture. One of the world’s most powerful operatic masterpieces, Carmen remains a favorite of today’s opera repertoire nearly 150 years later. Relive the magic of this incredible opera with our selection of sensational interpretations of its Overture, which sets the tone for the magic to come!