Silent Night

Silent Night

Friday, December 13 at 9:00 p.m.

An operatic retelling of the true story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce.

For one magical evening on December 24, 1914, French, German and Scottish 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.

Top photo: The ensemble.
At right: Troy Cook as Father Palmer.