Carmen is one of the most famous operas ever. By Georges Bizet, it was first performed in 1875. The "Hanbanera" and "Toreador Song" are very popular arias. The overture is also very famous. This recording has great singing and music, with Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra. After hearing Carmen, you will be an opera fan forever. It is one of my favorite operas of all time.