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Kevin Puts & Mark Campbell’s Silent Night

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Kevin Puts & Mark Campbell’s Silent Night
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


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.



Robert Tweten


Tomer Zvulun


Conor Hanratty

associate director

Erhard Rom

sets and projections

Vita Tzykun

costume designer

Robert Wierzel

lighting designer

Ben Rawson

associate lighting designer

Kate Casalino

wigs and makeup design 

Andrew Stenson

Nikolaus Sprink

Abigail Rethwisch

Anna Sørensen

Efraín Solís

Lieutenant Audebert

Craig Irvin

Lieutenant Horstmayer

Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Dale

Troy Cook

Father Palmer

Daniel Belcher


Addison Marlor


Stephen Pace

William Dale

Gabriel Preisser

Lieutenant Gordon

Kevin Nakatani

General Audebert

Brandon Bell

British Major

Quinn Middleman

Madeleine Audebert

Additional Info


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.



Season SponsorGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Production SponsorAHE/CI Trust
Production SponsorJanet Q. Lawson Foundation
Production SponsorS.J. & Jessie E. Quinney Foundatio
Set and Costume SponsorCarol Franc Buck Foundation
Opera Conductor SponsorGrand America
Opera Artistic Director SponsorEmma Eccles Jones Foundation
Opening Performance SponsorPatricia A. Richards and William K. Nichols
Wednesday Performance SponsorC. Comstock Clayton Foundation
Floral Season SponsorEvery Blooming Thing
VIP Intermission Reception SponsorJ. Wongs Thai & Chinese Bistro
VIP Intermission Opera Wine SponsorRandy & Jeni Bathemess
VIP Intermission Beverage SponsorSwire Coca-Cola