Carmen La Cubana

Carmen La Cubana

Sadler's Wells · 01 AUG - 19 AUG

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Carmen La Cubana is a sizzling new musical featuring Bizet’s classic score flavoured with authentic Cuban styles.


Inspired by Oscar Hammerstein II’s Broadway hit Carmen Jones, Christopher Renshaw (The King and I) directs this UK premiere, with new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), mixing opera with salsa, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha and including musical favourites such as Habanera.

Featuring a large company of singers, dancers and musicians, Carmen La Cubana is a sultry take on one of the most famous operas ever created, set against the simmering turmoil of Revolution in Cuba, 1958.

Critic reviews

Fun, fiery and dramatic, an ideal summer show

The Stage

Carmen La Cubana is a glorious exhibition of Cuban brilliance and talent, and it is worth seeing for that alone

West End Wilma

This energetic, Cuban-ified version of Carmen Jones whizzes by, ricocheting from comedy to melodrama, intimacy to dancing crowds

The Guardian

A fast-paced, high-energy staging

The Independent

This retelling of Bizet’s opera is a high-impact, highly enjoyable show

The Times

A Revolutionary rhythmic ride with a tropical twist

The Telegraph

Date & time

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Wed 1 Aug - Sun 19 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R London, UK · Get Directions
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