Carmen-Suite

Carmen-Suite

Flyer for Carmen-Suite.

Carmen-Suite is a one-act ballet created in 1967 by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso to music by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin for his wife, prima ballerina assoluta Maya Plisetskaya.
The idea for Carmen-Suite originated with Shchedrin’s wife, ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. In 1964, she asked composer Dmitri Shostakovich to compose a ballet on the story of Carmen, since, Shchedrin said, they were both on good terms with him.