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Carmen Jones ()

Carmen Jones

A twist on Bizet's famous opera, conducted by Placido Domingo and starring Vanessa Williams.

  • Nov. 15 - 17, 2002
  • Concert Hall
  • Approx 2 hours
  • $25.00 - $160.00
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About

The National Symphony Orchestra
Placido Domingo, conducting

Featuring:
Vanessa Williams
Thomas Randle
Harolyn Blackwell
Gregg Baker
The Harlem Boys Choir

This dazzling all-star concert version of Hammerstein's 1943 Broadway musical—presented by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Placido Domingo—updates Bizet's tragic opera masterpiece from 19th-century Seville to the Deep South during World War II, and with an African-American cast. Vanessa Williams plays the voluptuous and self-destructive Carmen Jones, smitten with army corporal Joe until she fixes her sights on braggart prizefighter Husky Miller. With its fiery story of passion and jealousy, crackling vernacular lyrics, and vibrant score brimming with true American muscle and grit, Carmen Jones is a Kennedy Center event not to be missed.

Artists

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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