CARMEN ( Wildhorn - Murphy )
Composer: Wildhorn, Frank
Lyricist: Murphy, Jack
Carmen, with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Jack Murphy and book by Norman Allen, premiered in Prague in October 2008 with Lucie Bila in the title role. Carmen is the most successful production in Czech theater history, with unprecedented ticket sales. This cast recording will go platinum by the end of 2009. Bílá is one of the most popular singers and musical theater stars in the Czech Republic. She has performed in Les Misérables, Karel Svoboda's Dracula, Joan of Arc and more. Frank Wildhorn developed this adaptation of Carmen with Jack Murphy and Norman Allen. It is a contemporary tale inspired by the Prosper Mérimée novel which contains the essence of the famous characters but explores the story in a brand new way. The show is not musically related to the opera of the same name.
Track listing of 13 songs:
Sevillana, Winds of Fate, My Only Prayer, Every Woman in the World, We All dance Alone, A Woman Like That, Walk Like a Woman, You Belong to Me, The Man I Have Become, If I Could, Saint Theresa, Be Afraid, Viva.