Photo by Cory Weaver

Silent Night (Feb. '15)

Peace during the bloodiest of wars.

Enemies find friendship if only for one day. Silent Night is a story based on real events that took place during World War I, when the Scottish, French and Germans came together in agreement to a ceasefire, truce and brotherhood on Christmas Eve.

The set design is as moving as the story. Literally. The battlefield is staged on a turntable with projected imagery. This Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell premiered in 2011.

Estimated runtime: 2 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission
Sung in English, German, French, Italian and Latin with English titles

Know before you go, immerse yourself in Silent Night with the resources below:

  1. Introduction
  2. Cast, Characters and Artists
  3. Brief Synopsis
  4. Detailed Plot Outline
  5. Listen to highlights from Silent Night
  6. View photos previewing the production
  7. Our favorite Silent Night clips from fellow opera companies
  8. Kevin Puts, Mark Campbell, and the Creation of Silent Night
  9. The History
  10. American Opera
  11. Bibliography

Download a full, printable version of the Silent Night resources

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