STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of CARMEN in Paris Adapted by HAMILTON's Alex Lacamoire
Théâtre du Châtelet presents Carmen la Cubana with arrangements and orchestration by HAMILTON's Alex Lacamoire and directed by Manny Schvartzman, now running thru April 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below!
Can Bizet's famous opera, Carmen, be adapted for the modern world ? Oscar Hammerstein II did it in 1942 with the Broadway hit Carmen Jones, which Preminger in turn adapted for the screen in 1954. The work now becomes a Cuban musical, the first of its kind, still based on Bizet but in Spanish and set in Havana, on the eve of the Cuban revolution. Today, Carmen is still working in a cigar factory, but the Habanera has returned to its country of origin!
Coproduction: Théâtre du Châtelet, BB Promotion
Running time : 2h30 with intermission
For more information, visit: http://chatelet-theatre.com/en/event/carmen-la-cubana