Carmen Jones: Musical Info & Synopsis


Carmen Jones revolves around a factory worker who seduces a soldier named Joe, leading him away from his fiancée, Cindy Lou. As Carmen and Joe’s passionate affair unfolds, it sets off a chain of events filled with jealousy, betrayal, and tragedy. Carmen Jones explores themes of love, desire, and the consequences of passion, capturing the intensity of George Bizet’s original opera.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1943)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1940s / USA

Creative Team

Music: Georges Bizet

Lyrics/Book: Oscar Hammerstein II

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1943)➝

Studio Cast (1967)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1940s, Dramatic, Golden Age, Large Cast, OperaticTragedy

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