Carmen is one of the most famous operas ever. By Georges Bizet, it was first performed in 1875. It is one of my favorite operas of all time. Carmen has very popular music, including the "Hanbanera" and "Toreador Song" arias. Elina Garanca stands out as Carmen, giving a great performance. This Carmen is a must see for new opera fans. This opera was performed in 2010 at the Met in New York City.