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.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Carmen Jones||Dorothy Dandridge|
|Cindy Lou||Olga James|
|Husky Miller||Joe Adams|
|Sergeant Brown||Broc Peters|
|Rum Daniels||Roy Glenn|
|Dink Franklin||Nick Stewart|