MN Opera's 'Silent Night' Michal Daniel


Silent Night

Every Tue., Thu., and Sat. from Nov. 10-17
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Nov. 11-18
2 p.m.
Opera, Theater

Seven years ago, the Minnesota Opera debuted Silent Night. This operatic retelling of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 set to music the true story of WWI soldiers who left their entrenched positions to meet on neutral ground and share a brief moment of mutual peace on the battlefront one Christmas night. This all-new work would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize and be restaged in opera houses all over the country. Now, over 100 years since this stirring example of humanity under the direst of circumstances, Silent Night returns to the Ordway where it premiered for a series of shows from original director Eric Simonson. Here in 2018, couldn’t we all use a moment’s peace?