Skip to main content

PBS to air Minnesota Opera production of 'Silent Night'

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Minnesota Opera's world premiere production of "Silent Night" is going to be televised nationally on PBS in December, the Pioneer Press reports.

The program will air in the Twin Cities area Dec. 13 at 8 p.m.

Based on the 2005 French film "Joyeux Noel," "Silent Night" recounts the true story of a brief truce between German, French and Scottish soldiers during World War I. Set in the days before Christmas 1914, the opera follows the soldiers as they defy orders and fraternize with each other in a show of peace.

The production won composer Kevin Puts a Pulitzer Prize for music in 2012.

According to National Public Radio, Pulitzer officials described "Silent Night" as a "stirring opera" and said its "versatility of style" cuts "straight to the heart."

"Silent Night" is directed by Eric Simonson and conducted by Michael Christie. Mark Campbell wrote the libretto.

Next Up

UgstadRoadJunction

Charges: Teen speeding before crash that killed mother, injured her son

The teenager was driving at speeds between 72-89 mph at the time of the crash.

Northland Vapor in Moorhead, Minn.

Northland Vapor calls St. Paul regulators 'overzealous' in lawsuit over THC sales

The small Minnesota business said the lawsuit was "misleading" and "shameful."

image

Excelsior chocolate shop ransacked by thieves to reopen

Truffle Hill will reopen to the public on Friday.

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OPA/newsreleases/2022/11/SOLWHDPSSI%20FILINGS.pdf

Company agrees to changes after child workers found in MN meat plants

An investigation found children ages 13-17 working hazardous jobs at the plants.

soda-g7792ca8e9_1280

Drinks can company to lay off almost 100 workers, close St. Paul plant

State authorities were informed of the impending closure.

MinceyMug

Suspect in Minneapolis bar killing charged with weapons crime

The suspect has not been charged with murder in the case as of Wednesday.

snow, blowing snow

A monster storm is coming next week: What will happen?

What we know with high confidence at this point is that there will be a monster storm in the central U.S. by the early and middle part of next week.

police lights

Boy safe after kidnapping by non-custodial parent in Mankato

The search prompted the temporary shutdown of I-35 Tuesday night.

Mugshots

11 face charges after being found 'exploring' Fridley sewer system

A 911 caller reported seeing a group removing a manhole cover Monday night.

Related