Carmen Jones

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Carmen Jones is a 1943 Broadway musical with music by Georges Bizet (orchestrated for Broadway by Robert Russell Bennett) and lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II which was performed at The Broadway Theatre.

The original text

Conceptually, it is Bizet's opera Carmen updated to a World War II-era, African-American setting.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1970: Presented by the EOAN Group, conducted by Joseph Manca.


Sjoerd Alkema. 2012. "Conductors of the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra, 1914-1965: a historical perspective". University of Cape Town. Unpublished PhD thesis.

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