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PBS to air Minnesota Opera production of 'Silent Night'


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.

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