The Great War rages. It is 1914 and Europe has descended into darkness. On Christmas Eve, British, French, and German soldiers agree to a truce across the trenches. On that silent night, 100,000 soldiers briefly put aside their weapons and met one another face-to-face in no-man’s-land. Based on inspiring true events, this Pulitzer Prize-winning opera explores the human cost of war, and the ultimate price of peace. Sung in five languages with a sumptuous score, this global story is a modern masterpiece not to be missed.
A MARLU ALLAN AND SCOTT STALLARD MODERN MASTERWORK
Production made possible by:
Marlys A. Beider, Dr. Rex and Arlyn Brewster, the National Endowment for the Arts, Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard, SRP, the J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation, Margaret T. Morris Foundation, Dr. Judith G. Wolf, Rosellen and Harry Papp, Anne Snodgrass, Sharon Landis, James and Patience Huntwork, Bankers Trust, and an anonymous donor.
Silent Night photography courtesy of:
Pat Kirk for Opera San Jose