Puts’ Silent Night

November 27, 2021, 12:00 pm

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Andrew Wilkowske as Ponchel, Karin Wolverton as Anna Sørensen, and Miles Mykkanen as Nikolaus Sprink in Minnesota Opera's 'Silent Night. (photo by Dan Norman)

Recounting a miraculous moment of peace during one of the bloodiest wars in human history, Scottish, French, and German officers defy their superiors and negotiate a Christmas Eve truce. The Pulitzer Prize-winning music underscores the yearning, despair, and hope of the soldiers living in the trenches. Silent Night masterfully juxtaposes the bombastic sounds of war with serene songs from home, and stands as a heartfelt hymn to our common humanity.