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.
2012 Pulitzer Prize for Music-winning Silent Night, based this 2005 screenplay Joyeux Noël, is one of the most performed American operas of our time.
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.
Single-concert tickets for this performance are on sale June 14, 2019 at 10 AM.
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, Ponchel
Addison Marlor, Kronprinz
Stephen Pace, William Dale
Gabriel Preisser, Lieutenant Gordon
Kevin Nakatani, General Audebert
Brandon Bell, British Major
Quinn Middleman, Madeleine Audebert
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. 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.