Carmen - Presented by Salt Marsh Opera



The United Theatre - Black Box Auditorium Fri, Oct 1 7:00 PM
The United Theatre - Black Box Auditorium Sun, Oct 3 3:00 PM


*****Effective immediately and until further notice: All patrons regardless of vaccination status must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the venue (unless actively eating or drinking). Details may be revisited or revised based on CDC guidance and the evolving circumstances of the pandemic. All patrons attending concerts and liver performances at The United (not including film screenings) must either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (at least 14 days have passed since the final dose), or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the prior 72-hours, or proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken in the prior 6-hours. 

The opera Carmen is based on a short novel set in the year 1830. The leading man in the story, Don José, is lured away from his duty as a soldier and his hometown sweetheart Micaëla, by a seductive Spanish gypsy, Carmen. Don José risks everything by allowing Carmen to escape from custody. Join us to see the most well-known music in opera history and a performance you won’t want to miss!


Heroes, villains, intrigue, comedy and cliffhangers. Imagine everything we cherish about stories, entwined with glorious singing and music by beloved masters like Mozart, Puccini and Strauss. That’s opera! And our audience and artists, volunteers and supporters make it happen here in Southeast Connecticut. Together, they create the alchemy that brings art—Salt Marsh Opera style—to life.

From merry scandals and romantic antics to sorrow and tragedy, grand operas like The Marriage of FigaroMadama ButterflyRigoletto and Die Fledermaus take flight each spring and fall. Three outdoor events—Opera in the Park, Music at the Lighthouse and Broadway on the Lawn—brighten the summer season, while appearances at private functions, arts organizations and popular attractions, plus educational experiences for adults and children keep the opera spirit gleaming year round.