Carmen: A Hip Hopera is a 2001 musical film produced for television by MTV and directed by Robert Townsend. The film stars Beyoncé Knowles in her debut acting role, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Wyclef Jean, Mekhi Phifer, Da Brat, Joy Bryant, Jermaine Dupri and Lil' Bow Wow. It is based upon Georges Bizet's 1875 opera, Carmen, set in Philadelphia and Los Angeles in modern times, and features a mostly original hip-hop/R score in place of Bizet's opera. The movie received mainly mixes reviews. To date, it is the second major attempt at an African-American adaptation of the opera, the first being the 1943...
|Release date:||May 8, 2001|
|Directed by:||Robert Townsend|
|Editor:||Jonathan P. Shaw|
|Music by:||Kip Collins|
|Screenplay by:||Michael Elliot|
|Adapted from:||Carmen Jones|