Silent Night
Composer: Kevin Puts
Librettist: Mark Campbell
Other Artistic Personnel: Eric Simonson (Director)
Original Cast: William Burden (Nikolaus Sprink)
Andrew Wilkowske (Ponchel)
Craig Irvin (Lieutenant Horstmayer)
Liam Bonner (French Lieutenant Audebert)
Troy Cook (Father Palmer)
Work Web Site: http://www.mnopera.org/season/2011-2012-season?mod
Premiere Date: November 12, 2011
Producing Company: Minnesota Opera
Description: On the Christmas Eve of 1914, in the Western Front in France in World War I, the Scottish, the German and the French troops have a moment of truce and share moments of peace and friendship. When the soprano, Anna Sørensen, succeeds in convincing the Prussian Prince to join her tenor husband, Nikolaus Sprink, to sing for the German high command, Sprink brings her to the front to sing for his comrades in the trench. The Scottis Lieutenant Gordon and the French Lieutenant Audebert have an informal and unauthorized meeting with the German Lieutenant Horstmayer and negotiate a truce for that night, and the priest Palmer celebrate a mass for the soldiers. When their superiors become aware of the event, they have to pay for the consequences of their acts.

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Character List (Major): THE GERMAN SIDE
William Burden (Nikolaus Sprink)
Karin Wolverton (Anna Sørensen)
Craig Irvin (Lieutenant Horstmayer)
AJ Glueckert (Kronprinz)
THE SCOTTISH SIDE
John Robert Lindsey (Jonathan Dale)
Dustin Lucas (William Dale)
Troy Cook (Father Palmer)
Gabriel Preisser (Lieutenant Gordon)
Joseph Beutel (The British Major)
THE FRENCH SIDE
Liam Bonner (Lieutenant Audebert)
Andrew Wilkowske (Ponchel)
Ben Wager (The General)
Angela Mortellaro (Madeleine, Lt.)
Comments: Sung in English, German, French, Italian and Latin with English translations projected above the stage. A Minnesota Opera New Works Initiative production.

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Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: German, Scottish and French soldiers
Contact: Bill Murray
Address: 620 North First Street Minneapolis, MN 55401
E-mail Address: bmurray@mnopera.org
Composer Web Site: http://www.kevinputs.com/
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2008 Repertoire Development
Project Name: Silent Night
Awardee: Minnesota Opera, The
Director: Eric Simonson
Conductor:
Designer:
Award Category: 2011 Repertoire Development
Project Name: Silent Night
Awardee: Minnesota Opera
Director:
Conductor:
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Award Category: 2013 Robert L.B. Tobin Directo
Project Name: Silent Night
Awardee: George Cederquist
Director: George Cederquist
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Designer: Set and Costume: Marianna Csaszar, Lighting Design
Schedule of Performances Listings
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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Lyric Opera of Kansas City
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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Calgary Opera Association
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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - Cincinnati Opera
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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Fort Worth Opera
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Friday, February 8, 2013 - Opera Philadelphia
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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - Minnesota Opera
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