Carmen up to Data

Carmen up to Data
Carmen up to Data is a musical burlesque with a score written by Meyer Lutz. Set in Seville, the piece was a spoof of Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen. The libretto was written by G. R. Sims and Henry Pettitt.

After a tryout in Liverpool in September 1890, the piece premiered at the Gaiety Theatre, London, on 4 October 1890, produced by George Edwardes.[2] It starred Florence St. John in the title role, Letty Lind as Mercedes, Jenny Dawson as Escamillo, Maria Jones as Michaela, Blanche Massey as Morales, Horace Mills as Remendado, E. J. Lonnen as José and Arthur Williams as Captain Zuniga.[3]

The piece was a success and toured throughout the English-speaking world, reaching Australia by 1892.

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