ROCK CARMEN
A ROCK OPERA BALLET

A Cutting Edge Retelling Of Bizet’s Classic
For The New Millennium

"...Erotic, electrifying, enchanting..."
"witty, provocative..."
"...Does for CARMEN what WEST SIDE STORY does for
ROMEO AND JULIET ..."

ROCK CARMEN, which premiered with Miami City Ballet, is a futuristic vision of the timeless themes of love, sex, power, politics, money, betrayal and revenge .

The story takes place in the year 2099 as the Senate convenes in a television studio to appoint a new Proconsul of Justice. Carmen, a beautiful, narcissistic Pop Star, seduces and destroys the lives of 2 dashing men of power in her quest for fame and glory under the manipulative glare of the Media.

The score utilizes the classic Bizet themes arranged and voiced for a dynamic and versatile Rock Band.

The libretto is a fusion of the original French lyrics with Hip Hop inspired Def Poetry.