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Carmen Jones

Bizet's music mixes with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II in an updating to mid-20th century USA for an African-American cast. Carmen, a factory worker, falls in love with a soldier.

Bizet's evocative music blends with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II in this updating to mid-20th century USA for an African-American cast.

Carmen, a worker in a southern wartime parachute factory, falls in love with a soldier called Joe. When he kills his sergeant in a brawl, Joe and Carmen run away together, but soon Carmen tires of her guilty lover.

1 hour, 42 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Oct 2018 00:20

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Overture

  • 00:04

    Unknown

    Ouverture

  • 00:04

    Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

    Carmen - Prelude (G.Bizet)

  • 00:05

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Opening Medley

  • 00:09

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Habanera

  • 00:14

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    You Talk Just Like My Maw

  • 00:20

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Dere's A Cafe On De Corner

  • 00:37

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Flower Song

  • 00:40

    Pearl Bailey

    Beat Out Dat Rhythm On A Drum

  • 00:41

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Beat Out Dat Rhythm On A Drum

  • 00:45

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Stan' Up and Fight

  • 00:53

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Quintet, Whizzin' Away Along De Track

  • 01:19

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Card Song

  • 01:24

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    My Joe

  • 01:39

    Oscar Hammerstein II

    Finale Scene

Credits

Role Contributor
Carmen Jones Dorothy Dandridge
Joe Harry Belafonte
Frankie Pearl Bailey
Cindy Lou Olga James
Husky Miller Joe Adams
Sergeant Brown Broc Peters
Rum Daniels Roy Glenn
Myrt Diahann Carroll
Dink Franklin Nick Stewart
Director Otto Preminger

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