Carmen: A Hip Hopera

Carmen: A Hip Hopera

No man can resist her. May. 08, 2001 USA 85 Min. PG-13
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Beyoncé Knowles isCarmen Brown
Carmen Brown
Yasiin Bey isLt. Miller
Lt. Miller
Rah Digga isRasheeda
Rasheeda
Wyclef Jean isFortune Teller
Fortune Teller
Da Brat isNarrator
Narrator

Synopsis

Based on Verdi’s (Bizet’s not Verdi’s) classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting has been taken from the hots streets of Barcelona and is now in scorching urban Philadelphia. This time Carmen Brown is an aspiring actress who in her own words ‘leaves the whole town speechless.’ Her sultry looks and carefree confidence attract the attention of everyone from crooked cop Luietenant Miller to famous rapper Blaze. However Carmen has eyes on the one man she can’t have- Seargeant Derrick Hill who is engaged. Yet nothing stops Carmen Brown getting what she wants- except perhaps a trip to LA and an ominous tarot cards prophecy.

Original titleCarmen: A Hip Hopera
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