French opera by Georges Bizet which premiered in Paris in 1875.
"The story is set in Seville, Spain, around 1820, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful gypsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don José, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. After she leaves him for the bullfighter Escamillo, Don José murders Carmen out of jealousy."