About this Performance
Set to the music of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen with updated lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Carmen Jones began its life on stage and was famously translated to film in 1954 with an all-Black cast led by the iconic Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. Despite being a singer, Dandridge’s vocals were dubbed by a white performer. Join us for a rare screening of Carmen Jones preceded by a live musical performance by GRAMMY Award-winning mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, paying tribute to Dandridge’s towering performance.
The LA Phil's Humanities Programs are generously supported by Linda and David Shaheen.
Presented in collaboration with Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater | REDCAT.
Curated by Mercedes Cooper, Senior VP of Programming for Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY
Founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a Peabody Award-winning narrative change collective. The organization catalyzes its work through a quartet of mission-driven entities: the film distribution arm ARRAY Releasing, the content company ARRAY Filmworks, the programming and production hub ARRAY Creative Campus and the non-profit group ARRAY Alliance.
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