Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)

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.

Directing:
  • Robert Townsend

Writing:
  • Michael Elliot

Stars:
Release Date: 2001-05-08
themoviedb icon 5.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 85
Mos Def
Mos Def
Lt. Miller
Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
Hill
Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Knowl...
Carmen Brown
Rah Digga
Rah Digga
Rasheeda
Joy Bryant
Joy Bryant
Nikki
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean
Fortune Teller
Da Brat
Da Brat
Narrator
Jermaine Dupri
Jermaine Dupr...
Pockets
Shad Moss
Shad Moss
Jalil
Casey Lee
Casey Lee
Blaze
Reagan Gomez-Preston
Reagan Gomez-...
Caela
Yuri Brown
Yuri Brown
Nori
Jane Yamamoto
Jane Yamamoto
Reporter
Patrice Fisher
Patrice Fishe...
Jealous Woman
Yasiin Bey
Yasiin Bey
Lt. Miller
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