Fri., Dec. 13, @ 9pm on CET
Mon., Dec. 16, @ 8pm on CET Arts
This opera recounts the true story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce. For one magical evening on Dec. 24, 1914, French, German and British soldiers laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration reflecting the peace, fellowship and humanity of the season.
Based on the Academy Award-nominated film Joyeux Noel, this two-act production was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera and premiered in November 2012 to national acclaim, including a Pulitzer Prize for Music for composer Kevin Puts. With a libretto by Mark Campbell, Silent Night is sung in French, English, German, Italian and Latin with English subtitles.