This production took place in May
At São Paulo the Maurice Gray company gave only 1 performance of each work in their repertory. It went on to give Carmen in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and in 1882 in New York and Montreal.
Loewenberg’s Annals of Opera gives the premiere date as 23 May. This is not correct. Other singers: Grégoire (F), Merle (Mer), Nigri (Z), Poyard (DanC), Perret (R), Mussy (Mor), Borel (LP), Mellet (Guide).
15 performances in the 1885/86 season; 13 performances in the 1886/87 season.
Lidia Torrigi was originally cast as Micaëla but had to be substituted owing to illness. She performed at the third performance and probably the three that followed.
Full season, ending on 22 October 1890.
The weather was bitterly cold and the reviewer did not stay to the end.