Kevin Puts & Mark Campbell’s Silent Night
Witness rare and poignant moments of humanity during the world’s most brutal war in this stunning musical depiction of the legendary Christmas truce of 1914.
2018 Glimmerglass Festival Preview with director Tomer Zvulun featuring Erhard Rom’s production
It’s December 24, 1914 on the Western Front, and the sounds of battle between the French, Scottish, and German armies are replaced by those of Christmas carols. A short truce is called, but it isn’t long before the soldiers are confronted with the realities of war and what they mean for the coming days.
WWI’s 1914 Christmas Truce comes to life in this Pulitzer Prize-winning opera based on the Oscar®-nominated film Joyeux Noël.
Director Tomer Zvulun makes his Utah Opera debut with an award-winning, gripping production originally designed as a co-production for the Wexford Festival, The Glimmerglass Festival and Atlanta Opera by Erhard Rom with costumes by Vita Tzykun
Sung in English, German, French, Italian and Latin with English supertitles.
PLEASE NOTE: Silent Night contains dramatic war combat sequences which include theatrical haze, strobe lighting, loud explosions, gunshots, and stabbings. Not recommended for young and/or sensitive viewers.
sets and projections
associate lighting designer
wigs and makeup design
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. Some operas contain adult themes. Consider checking out What to Expect at the Opera to help you determine if an opera is right for your child. No babes in arms will be admitted.
LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.
Artists and programs are subject to change.