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Silent Night
Composer:Kevin Matthew Puts
Librettist:Mark Campbell
On the Christmas Eve of 1914, in the Western Front in France in World War I, the Scottish, the German and the French troops have a moment of truce and share moments of peace and friendship. When the soprano, Anna Sørensen, succeeds in convincing the Prussian Prince to join her tenor husband, Nikolaus Sprink, to sing for the German high command, Sprink brings her to the front to sing for his comrades in the trench. The Scottis Lieutenant Gordon and the French Lieutenant Audebert have an informal and unauthorized meeting with the German Lieutenant Horstmayer and negotiate a truce for that night, and the priest Palmer celebrate a mass for the soldiers. When their superiors become aware of the event, they have to pay for the consequences of their acts.

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Wolf Trap Opera CompanySilent Night8/9/2024 - 8/17/2024
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaSilent Night1/18/2020 - 1/26/2020
Arizona OperaSilent Night3/1/2019 - 3/10/2019
Austin OperaSilent Night1/26/2019 - 2/3/2019
Washington National OperaSilent Night11/10/2018 - 11/25/2018
Minnesota OperaSilent Night11/10/2018 - 11/18/2018
Glimmerglass FestivalSilent Night7/15/2018 - 8/23/2018
Piedmont OperaSilent Night10/27/2017 - 10/31/2017
Opera San JoséSilent Night2/11/2017 - 2/26/2017
Detroit OperaSilent Night11/12/2016 - 11/20/2016
Atlanta OperaSilent Night11/5/2016 - 11/13/2016
Opéra de MontréalSilent Night5/16/2015 - 5/23/2015
Lyric Opera of Kansas CitySilent Night2/21/2015 - 3/1/2015
Calgary Opera AssociationSilent Night11/8/2014 - 11/14/2014
Cincinnati OperaSilent Night7/10/2014 - 7/12/2014
Fort Worth OperaSilent Night5/5/2014 - 5/10/2014
Opera PhiladelphiaSilent Night2/2/2013 - 2/17/2013
Minnesota OperaSilent Night11/20/2011 - 11/20/2011

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William Burden (Nikolaus Sprink)
Andrew Wilkowske (Ponchel)
Craig Irvin (Lieutenant Horstmayer)
Liam Bonner (French Lieutenant Audebert)
Troy Cook (Father Palmer)

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