Charleston Opera Theater is bringing The Tragedy of Carmen to the Hanahan Amphitheater on May 8 at 7:30 p.m.

French composer Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naive soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Carmen. The 1983 adaptation by Peter Brook and Marius Constant, titled La Tragedie de Carmen, has become an opera standard, and is the version that will be presented in Hanahan.

Director Sara Widzer’s production will be presented as a 1930s-style radio drama, and will feature actors, live Foley sound effects, and singers who have been seen on the world’s premier opera stages. There will also be a pre-show performance from CofC Opera’s Le Nozze di Figaro, which recently played the College’s School of the Arts festival.

Socially distanced seating will be in place, and food trucks and drink concessions will be available. Visit for tickets and for information.